Posts tagged Writing tips
Posts tagged Writing tips
So, a lot of my old followers know this story— but a couple years back my PC suffered a hard-drive failure. I lost almost everything on it. I had managed to back up a few docs here and there (and I thankfully I had begun moving things over to Evernote), but I lost 99% of my computer files.
And that included a lot of my writing. It was a very sad and traumatizing experience to lose SO MANY stories I had written over the years. So, please don’t let that happen to you!
If you were waiting for a sign to back up your writing, and everything you care about, THEN THIS IS THAT SIGN.
- Save it on a USB Flash drive
- Upload it to the Cloud
- Save it on Evernote
- Email it to yourself
- Whatever you need to do— do it!
This message was brought to you by: a very sad-looking document and a dorky boi named M. Kirin. For more writerly content, follow: maxkirin.tumblr.com~ And remember, only you can save those documents from a hard-drive failure!
August 26 is National Dog Day, when we paws (get it?) to appreciate our canine companions—especially those adopted from animal shelters. So let’s take a moment to honor (wo)man’s best friend: our clever pups with so much to teach writers about life, love, creativity, and success.
For most authors, writing is a labor of love and not necessarily a major source of income. While you should never, ever cut corners when it comes to the quality of your writing, cutting expenses can make it possible for you to reach more publishing markets. For a more budget-friendly submission process, these thrifty ideas are right on the money!
Every writer has a story to tell. But if you want your writing to be published and read by an appreciative audience, it’s important that you say it — and write it — well. Good writing skills begin with the very bones of your work: the sentence structure.
Some of you may feel that you’ve mastered sentence structure and to you we say, Kudos! All erudite, veteran authors have permission to move on to amusing cat videos and celebrity news. Of course, you can stay if you’d like, but no throwing spitballs from the back of the room.
As the last of the Baby Boomers celebrate their 50th birthdays in 2014, they’re redefining what it means to reach this milestone. Years ago, turning 50 might have signaled a time to consider retirement while sitting by the fireplace in a rocking chair. Nowadays, guys and gals age 50+ are choosing to remain on the job and enjoy activities like hiking, gourmet cooking, travel, and—of course—writing!
Remember: No matter how old you are, you’re still a work in progress. If you’ve been writing stories, essays, or poetry—keep writing! The best is yet to come.
If you’re worried that it’s too late to start…well, to paraphrase the words of a famous advice columnist… “how old will you be if you don’t do it?”
This is a great time for you to be writing. With years of memorable experiences, you definitely have stories to tell. You can write because you want to leave a legacy for future generations, or you can write to give voice to your inner muse. Who knows…maybe the author of the next great novel that everyone will be talking about—is you!
And if you need a little inspiration, take the advice of these writers, who are (or were) still writing to great acclaim well into their 50s, 60s, 70s, and even 80s.