Monday’s Meandering Muse:
A fabulous hello to you all -my lovely readers. I am sat in front of my laptop, typing away whilst sipping a hot mug of Chinese tea (jasmine tea to some of you); you can say I’m multi-tasking if you like. I call it just being comfortable with the addition of being in a great mood to write (therefore, I cannot guarantee what length this post will be, so let’s see together).
(As always, there is a pdf document at the bottom of the post for those who may find this a difficult read.)
Out with the Old and in with the New(ish)
I have been in talks with a few writers and bloggers and it seems, at times, there’s moments of ‘blankness’ -nope I am not calling it writers’ block. We, writers fall under the assumption that we suffer from that curse , but I assure you, there’s no such thing -it’s all in the mind -really and truly; we just hide behind it when we are not 100% and can’t get into writing. Let me give you an example, since blogging, I have had to think of different topics to discuss and share with you; there have been times when I have sat in front of my laptop and thought ‘I cannot think of what to write,‘ 9 out of 10 times that was caused because of my low moods -not my inability to find a topic to discuss. Therefore, I am certain that all writers’ suffer from a similar bout of ‘blankness’.
Enough said now where was I? Oh yes, so I was pondering, as I always do; thinking what suggestions I could come up with then it hit me in the face (no not literally silly!); when I was clearing out that box (you know the box where I found my old dissertation; see yesterdays post), I stumbled across all my assignments and course notes. You thinking what I am thinking? Yep, exactly, it’s a perfect place to start from; I agree, it’s old and maybe it needs redrafting -you probably write better now too, but essentially it will give you ideas which you can work on, develop further and, the most important aspect of it is, you can share it with us; make it into something new(ish). From Turner’s dissertation alone I came up with an idea of ‘Lessons from Turner’ and I am thinking of developing that into a short series, as there are many more insights from him that I would like to share with you. I can even see ways of adapting his methods in to the writing world; so keep your eyes out for that. For those who have not been to University, don’t fret, look through your school/college/short course notes -or even things you have researched for work, etc -you get the idea, recycle what you have learnt; think of it as the three R’s: Re-learn, re-write, recycle -oh, don’t forget to share your newfound inspiration with us
My Questions to You
Where do you get your inspirations? How would you revive old news? Any tips you would like to share with us?
This post has been short, sweet and to the point My next post will be on Wednesday (a ROW80 update –hopefully I will have WIP word counts to share *excited*), I will also post you details of the stories I’m working on over at DiRosaYikici; until then have fun, stay safe and smile always. The world is as good as you make it, so live life to its potential and cherish every moment.
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Pdf document: Recycling -but not as you know it…
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