Three Disastrous Words You Should Avoid Like Plague

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As many of my regular readers know, I’ve been recently working on my novel, “A Love Story?” It has been an exhaustive but satisfying process. For the last eight-ten days, I’ve been extensively editing my novel. As a result, I do believe I have some authority when I tell you to avoid the words that I am about to share.

These words, they do not add anything substantial to your writing, or what we technically call filler words. In no manner, I am saying that you should follow my words like Bible (Though that’d be cool).

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Being Good In A Funny World

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Christmas is around the corner and Santa is making his good and bad list. I wonder how does he do that. I wonder how does he define good or bad. As a kid I used to believe that being good means being kind and not hurting anyone mentally or physically. Then I grew up and had my things stolen, trust broken and ass grabbed by strangers and

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Done

Well, hello there. Again.

Hmm, so what do I want to say. Let me think.

How about the fact that I forgot about gratitude Saturday? This is going to take some time, you know, the whole gratitude business.

Either way, let’s do it today. What I am grateful for?

This week, it isn’t too complicated. I think I’m done with the novel. I’ve gone through four drafts. Rearranging, adding, deleting and all that crap.

A love story which isn’t a love story.

I’ve given it so many reads that I’m hating to even look at it right now. That’s surely a sign that you have given one novel enough time.

So, this is what I’m grateful for.

One novel, perfectly finished. Well, written part at least. Publishing, that’s another level of hell I’ve to go through.

Oh, and as always, I’m grateful for every single one of you. I’ve 699 followers, pretty sure, I’ll have 700 tomorrow. So, why wait? Hey dear wanderer, yeah you, the one who is thinking of following my little corner. Yeah, thank you in advance.

You all mean a lot to me. Shit, I wrote a novel with all of you. Didn’t I?

It Is All About Context

Today I had to reshare it, there isn’t any alternative today.

Another excerpt from, “A Love Story?”

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It’s all about context. You couldn’t have the faintest idea what it is to be like me. That’s my frame of mind how are you going to impersonate that, you couldn’t. So it’s all in the context. You might believe it is the person’s fault, after all, you know the only way to HIV/AIDS is by being unfaithful, so maybe it is God’s way of punishing the unfaithful and dishonest people. You might not be wrong, I guess. But, um, uh I had something, I, uh, believe me, I had something to say about that. Seems like you will be right after all. It is the fault of the person who got HIV/AIDS.

But what about the wife of an infected husband or the husband of an infected wife or forget that. What about the children born to infected parents? Are they being punished by association? What kind of justice is that?

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Blogging as a Writer

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Writer's Block Party

I’m going to use a blog about writing to talk about blogging about writing (so meta!). So, since we talk a lot about writing and publishing, I figure it fits to talk about some ways we create our author platforms. One of the biggest social media platforms for writers is blogging.

patrick-harris-this-is-so-going-into-my-blog-gif-funny-humor1.gifSo, when you decide to make a blog, the first thing you do is decide what the theme is. If you’re creating a blog as a writer, then there are some tried and true concepts:

  • reading/reviewing
  • Author blog
  • Writing tips/Publishing journey

I’ve actually done all of them in my time. Before I got deep into the writing world I reviewed books as Readiculous Girl (Yes, I love puns). I gave up reviewing books once writing started taking up more of my time. But I missed the sense of community that comes with blogging. So, after I got my agent…

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Update about the third draft

via Diary Of A Madman – Entry 25th October 2017 (Because I’m Running Out of Original Titles)

Well, hello their. Sorry again. Today was the second day of a continuous editing session and I don’t have the strength to write anything new.

Would you mind giving the link a read? I know it’s old but it’s still good stuff.

Oh, and the update. Completely edited the manuscript and I am done with the third draft. One final read and I’ll start making the cover letter. Or whatever it’s called, you know, the one we give to publishers alongside the manuscript. Well. Bye now.

I’m really tired.