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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Critique

Have a question? Agree, disagree, with me? Leave me your opinion. Sighs of relief happens when a writing project is completed. Yet, the writing project requires more. The last step is to critique. It's necessary to distance oneself from the writing project. You need the mental break from it. Try a new activity. Perhaps, start a new writing project. Develop a character for a work of fiction. Decide whether or not to write in a new genre, or write an essay. The longer a writing project is, the longer "needed time" away. You'll come-back to the writing project refreshed, and with better writing ideas. Let's critique. Read it. Is your writing attention grabbing? Paragraphs must sway smoothly from one to the next. The images should inspire a reader to understand, sadden or ignite a response. Sometimes, a reaction is negative. Strong verbs plays an important part of writing. They stir readers into the subject. Pay attention to transitions. Are they flowing from one idea to the next? Every word word contributes to the writing project, or is removed. Read the writing project out-loud. Is it the best you have to offer? If yes, move on. If no, start the critiquing process over.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Never Have Writer's Block

Have a question? Agree, disagree, with me? Leave me your opinion. Writer's block should never be an issue for any writer. The longer I write, the more I believe that statement. However, writer's block may happen if you're under stress, ill or when you're trying to meet a deadline. The following explains how to never have writer's block. Relax. Take a deep breath. Several if needed. Let's count. One, two, three and stop. The writing process begins. Write about what the number one represents to you. Try two or three. Use the O to make a word like: ominous. Ominous leads to fiction and non-fiction. Ominous is an investigation, by you, of your disappearing antique pen. Next, write a story detailing your efforts. Or, write a story based on an item lost by you. N is noise or a N word of your choice. An article relating, maybe, to which birds chirp in a specific neighborhood. The letter E is placed with NVY. The word envy spins into various story-lines, articles and poems. The only limitation is what your creative flow brings to life. At this point, writer's block is pushed-away. Go back to your original writing project. Most likely, you've new writing ideas for it.

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Marcella Glenn is a freelance writer who has written news reports, worked in an office, reviewed movies, published a newsletter and had her novel, "Grave Street House," published. She, too, is a Writing Consultant as well as a Personal Coach.


She has tried to go down some of life's other paths. A few paths were a mail-order business, the publishing of a pen-pal newsletter and selling plastic-ware. Only, she was back writing before realizing what she was doing.


She'd critique titles, paragraphs, news reports, that no one submitted to her. She'd stop herself, eventually. Marcella Glenn seemed to be enjoying the act of writing. This is how she knew writing was more than a hobby.


Let it be a lesson in your life too. Is writing calling your name? Or, acting? Teaching? Are you interested in engineering? Have the courage to go for your dreams. Simply, believe in yourself.


Meet Marcella Glenn on Twitter: http://twitter.com/marcellaglenn.



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Authors Show Radio Announces Interview Lineup For Week Of February 16, 2009
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February 16, 2009
Every week, The Authors Show, radio version features interviews with up and coming authors from around the world. This week The Authors Show radio features Marcella Glenn, author of  'Grave Street House'.

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