Diary of a bad writer – Week 38

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June 25th, 5:00pm – On my commute home from work I thought about ways to improve my writing skills. Writing editors help some, so does reading a variety of authors to get a sense of style. Maybe attend a weekly meet up with other writers for encouragement. I haven’t done that in a while.

June 25th, 6:30pm – I smile to myself as I realized I’m avoiding the most obvious thing to do to improve my fiction. Just keep writing…

3- Better Writer

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  1. The Happy Book Blog.
    July 2, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    I can’t wait till i’m up for writing again, just not in the right frame of mind at the minute๐Ÿ™„

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    • July 2, 2019 at 5:56 pm

      Okay, as long as you get back to it soon ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      • The Happy Book Blog.
        July 2, 2019 at 5:58 pm

        Hopefully my words will come back very soonโค

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      • July 2, 2019 at 6:01 pm


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      • The Happy Book Blog.
        July 2, 2019 at 6:03 pm



  2. June 26, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    A bit like the expression “practice makes perfect”, though replace the word “perfect” with “better” because perfection doesn’t really exist! Keep using those creative, intelligent brain muscles of yours, Darnell. x

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  3. June 26, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    The only way to improve is to bleed your pen

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  4. June 26, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    I read what I write aloud just before I hit “post,” and then never re-visit it. (That could be because I hate to read.) LOL

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  5. June 26, 2019 at 9:54 am

    All of the ideas you had sound great, but I also smiled when you said that last one. (: I think that all of those others things can certainly help, but just continuing to write in your own style is truly the best way!

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    • June 26, 2019 at 9:56 am

      I’m starting to feel that way also. Thank you for the feedback ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • June 26, 2019 at 10:08 am

        Of course! I love these diaries that you do. Keeps us updated on your processes and your thoughts around your writing. It’s fun to see inside the mind that creates such great stories

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      • June 26, 2019 at 10:11 am

        I’m amazed how well it’s been received. The main thing is I enjoy writing them.

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  6. June 26, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Engage in Method Acting. It helps with channeling emotion into writing. This can be done by taking a dramatics course at a college or university, or by joining a community little theatre group, but if there are time or other constraints to those options, read aloud. A lot. To anybody (including pets), or to nobody but yourself. Plays are an obvious choice, but regular fiction also works just fine, and even well-written nonfiction will serve, especially if it is about a subject that moves you to any emotion. Finally, always read your own writing aloud.

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    • June 26, 2019 at 9:43 am

      Wonderful ideas! If nothing else, read your own aloud. That’s a MUST! Thank you so much ๐Ÿค—

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  7. June 26, 2019 at 8:59 am

    I’m glad you had that realization.
    During last year’s NaNoWriMo (my first), I went to a group write-in to “connect”, but realized that it wasn’t for me. I know people who like those settings.
    While reading definitely helps jog your creative side, nothing else but writing really works.

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  8. June 26, 2019 at 1:24 am

    Keeping on grinding seems to be the number rule for writers,isn’t it?

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    • June 26, 2019 at 2:26 am

      Use it or you lose it. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      • July 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm

        Use it or lose it, indeed!

        You had said a while back that I should let you know when I post something that I think will be of particular interest to you. With my most recent post, I have temporarily departed from my comfortable nonfiction stance and have tipped a toe into the โ€œflash fictionโ€ waters. I would greatly welcome your insights.

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      • July 2, 2019 at 6:02 pm

        Nice. Will take a look.๐Ÿค—


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