Diary of a bad writer – Week 43

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Friday, July 26th 8:00am to Sunday, July 28th 10:00pm – I recognize reading ( or listening ) to books is part of the learning process of becoming a better writer. So I took the whole weekend to do some Kindle reading and listening to audiobooks. Different POVs, Different Descriptions, Different Plots,ย from my own. Oh, so relaxing and educational! Several good books, ocean sounds, and some chardonnay. Cheers!

 


“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
–Stephen King

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  One thought on “Diary of a bad writer – Week 43

  1. D. Hunter
    August 8, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    I recently started getting into audio dramas. I find that they really get my creative juices running.

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    • August 8, 2019 at 3:27 pm

      I do agree. You are very creative.

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      • D. Hunter
        August 8, 2019 at 3:30 pm

        ๐Ÿ˜„ You flatter me. Would love to read a story of yours one day.

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      • August 8, 2019 at 3:34 pm

        I have one that’s tame and somewhat interactive:
        https://darnellcureton.com/2019/01/28/brown-eyed-girl/

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      • D. Hunter
        August 8, 2019 at 3:44 pm

        I quite thoroughly enjoyed your story! I loved the inclusion of audio. Unfortunately, I’m unable to like the post. Wonder why? Nonetheless, great job!

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      • August 8, 2019 at 3:47 pm

        No worries ๐Ÿ˜Š Can you tell me which girl he was trying to meet?

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      • D. Hunter
        August 8, 2019 at 3:49 pm

        I choose number 4 ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • August 8, 2019 at 3:55 pm

        Good pick! She has movie star beauty. I picked the girl with freckles and butterfly. She has a look that says I am average, but she is far from that. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      • D. Hunter
        August 8, 2019 at 4:03 pm

        Great description. ๐Ÿ˜

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  2. August 4, 2019 at 7:54 am

    I remember that quote in Stephen King’s On Writing memoir, have you read it? Reading different books can really open your mind, broaden your horizons & spark creativity. Enjoy! xx

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    • August 4, 2019 at 10:20 am

      Yes. I love the variety of genres and author’s. I will put Kings memoir on my reading list.โ˜บ๏ธ

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  3. August 1, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Wonderful time spent, D. I love that Stephen King quote, too. ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    Hope youโ€™re well.

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  4. August 1, 2019 at 9:36 am

    I’ve found that taking time off to read is often exactly what I need. My reading comes in spurts. Lately I’ve been reading more and really enjoying it. I have a kindle, but I still prefer paper.

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  5. July 31, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Good deal – I have never done Audiobookโ€‹ listening – maybe one day

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  6. Meg
    July 31, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Sounds like a great way to spend the weekend! I hear the weather back home has been crazy hot. Stay cool, Darnell! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  7. July 31, 2019 at 1:07 am

    Rocking and rolling,Darnell…I like reading series just to watch the evolution of the writer,to see how much they love their characters and if they’ll challenge themselves by not playing it safe.

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    • July 31, 2019 at 2:51 am

      I love the detective series Harry Bosch, written by author Michael Connelly. The character changes from ups and downs and it’s interesting to see him handle life’s problems in the series. Amazon has a TV series based on him also. The actor Titus Welliver plays Bosch well.

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  8. July 31, 2019 at 12:19 am

    This is very true! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    • July 31, 2019 at 12:22 am

      I become a better writer reading other work. That’s a good way to grow. Thanks for the comment Daniel. ๐Ÿ‘

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