The Writing Process

Writing Success

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Most writers do not become a success overnight. You have to put effort into your work and have a lot of patience. Most readers want a well written story that will keep them turning the pages. If you can do that, then you are almost there.

Love Poem

If you Choose to Fall in Love

A Writer

If you choose to fall in love,
Fall in love with a writer,
but know you will live in the pages
of a poem, linger in the words of a song
be engraved in the ink of a plot
twisting you fate and heart
into a tempestuous knot.
If you choose to fall in love,
fall in love with a writer.
One who will hand you the world,
drawn and painted in metaphors
of a troubled mind, where
nothing is simple, not even a line.
If you choose to fall in love,
fall in love with a writer-
your life will never be the same.
They’ll weave stories of yesterday,
in the webs of your hair
breathe the sky of the morning,
lure you to their lair.
So, if you choose to fall in love
fall in love with a writer.
One who truer will never be;
fall in love with a writer…
with a writer like me. (Author Unknown)

Amazing Dreams

Last night I had the most amazing dream. I was in the middle of the road and a big passenger bus was coming straight at me. There was no escape. The bus hit me, but amazingly I was not hurt and I was still standing.

What happened next was absolutely incredible. I lifted this huge bus and threw it over an embankment. I watched it go over, turned around and saw a large body of water. I stood there panicking, wondering how I would get across, when astonishing the water slowly dried up leaving dry land for me to walk.

Have ever had a dream that was incredibly amazing? Feel free to share.

Writing Dialogue

How Easy is it?

I must confess that when I just started writing I struggled with writing dialogue. I realized this was something I had to work on. When writing dialogue the writing should reflect the tone of the character. One has to craft in a way that it does not become monotonous.

In trying to not keep repeating words such as, “said or replied” do not go overboard with alternative words so your dialogue sounds unnatural. Don’t use the words: barked, growled, shouted, or hissed in a conversation where they seem out of place. In fact people don’t bark, hiss, or growl.

When it doubt read the dialogue aloud and see if it sounds natural. Another thing to pay close attention to, is where you put your quotation marks and full stops.

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Your dialogue should reflect the tone and mood of your characters.

Can Someone Unlearn Hate?

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”  Nelson Mandela

This quote by Nelson Mandela is relevant to what is happening in society today. It is hard to fathom why someone would hate another person because his or her skin color is different. Sadly, people do.

Look at these two little girls. Aren’t they both beautiful? Why should we love one and hate the other. And why should we teach innocent children to hate each other. It is easier to love than to unlearn hate, so teach children to love and they will grow into adults who harbor less hate.

Writing Imagery

Why it is Important

The use of imagery is very important in writing. Incorporating the five senses of seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling and touching help to make your story come alive in the reader’s mind. You can draw them out of their world into your story with imagery. Take a look at the paragraph below.

    “When we got to the river, Pete and I were in for a big surprise. The calm water we had waded through earlier was now a raging torrent, murky with mud and sediments rushing from upstream.  A feeling of helplessness gripped me as I gazed over the water to the bank on the other side. There was no way we could to get across.” (from Broken Trust)

From the use of imagery you are able to visualize this couple standing on the bank of a river unable to cross.

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By using imagery you can make your readers more engaged in the story.

My Thoughts, Writing Tips

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