"...everything in life is writable...if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt."..... Sylvia Plath

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Eight secrets writers wont tell you

 by Ranjith
 A few years ago, I’d look at published writers and think that they were somehow different from me. After all, their books were gripping and fluent – unlike my stumbling attempts at first drafts. Their blogs had hundreds or thousands of readers.
They were real writers. And, deep down, I was afraid that I could never really become one of them.
But as I’ve taken more and more steps into the writing world, I’ve realised that my perception just doesn’t match up to the reality. Writers – at all levels – have just the same struggles as you and me.
I’m going to go through eight secrets. Eight things which all writers know – but which you might never hear them admit......read more on Ranjith's site

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  1. I like your posts Nancy. Always full of good advice...

  2. @MuMuGB What a nice thing to day!. So glad you enjoy coming to my site. I try to make it interesting and useful

  3. Thanks for this post, it reminded me that the first draft doesn't have to be pretty.


  4. Hi Erika, so glad you stopped by. And, yes, just getting it all out there for the first draft seems to be a better idea than spending time trying to make it look pretty. Good thing to remember.

  5. Hi Nancy,

    You have a fabulous blog! I’m an author and illustrator and I made some awards to give to fellow bloggers whose sites I enjoy. I want to award you with the Creative Blog Award for all the hard work you do!

    I invite you to follow me since we have a lot in common, but no pressure. I’m not giving you the award just so you will follow me. You really do deserve it!
    Take care:-)

    Go to http://astorybookworld.blogspot.com/p/awards.html and pick up your award.

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  7. Hi Deirdra, Thank you for your vote of confidence. So glad you enjoyed my blog. I will definitely stop by and pick up my award.

  8. Thanks for your post Nancy, I learned a lot from here.

  9. I'm happy about that. It's so nice when writers can learn from each other (I'm assuming you are a writer or a wannabe). Thanks for commenting.