Getting Back Into the Groove of Things

So not long ago I posted a bit about a breakdown of sorts. I am slowly yet surely getting back into the groove of things. The big things are of course keeping myself on target and track. That was the reason for writing out so many to do lists, and keeping a regular journal about […]

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It’s Not Inspiration It’s Work

There are a lot of people that want to be writers that simply don’t write. You hear “the curse of writer’s block” and “I’m waiting for inspiration” a lot, and it’s frustrating. Writing, is like any job, you have to work at it. In response to this attitude there are a lot of people that […]

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The Struggle for Ideas

In addition to “running” this blog, I also run geeksnerdsunite as you know. I say “running” because I am struggling to update it as often as I should. Over the years of writing, either for myself or other websites, coming up with ideas has always been an issue. Sometimes they come to me quickly, based […]

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Can’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover

We’ve all heard the saying “You can’t judge a book by it’s cover” and it’s a rather nice, though slightly naïve. The reality is whether it’s actual book covers, people, food, anything really, our first look at it does shape our initial impressions. To this end, finding someone to help with a literal book cover […]

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The Importance of Disconnecting

I was diagnosed with depression at a rather young age, later it was changed to manic depressive, with extreme depressive tendencies. It wasn’t until much later (far too late in fact) that I finally also got diagnosed with sever anxiety as well (both general and social). I don’t tell you this to start a pity […]

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Write Everyday?

I see a lot of people that say, if you want to be a writer you just write everyday. This is sound, but in it’s own right one of the issues of being a writer. There is a belief that you must either write or work on your writing every single day. The problem with […]

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The Editing Trap

I have written before about the editing struggle. It’s a skill that I desperately need to improve on. Editing really is as important as writing. Aside from readability, it can help you to develop your characters, plot, and settings more. The problem with editing is it can also be a trap. My current novel that […]

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The editing struggle

Lately the reality of how terrible I am at editing has become rather apparent. I get far too distracted, lose my drive and motivation, and don’t feel like I am using my creativity. It’s such an important part of the writing process, and one I frankly need to learn to do better. I always start […]

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