This morning I was stuck in traffic on the 5 Freeway, a typical work day for Angelenos. Usually I’d be upset but today I listened to an audiobook and brain stormed my WIP. The time I sat in once place helped me work out an issue involving my MC. Instead of getting upset and flustered, I arrived at work hopeful and excited that I’ll give my character a clearer sense of who she is and why she is on her journey. Today, I appreciated sitting on the 5 Freeway. Traffic isn’t always bad, it’s all depends on how you look at it.
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THE BEAT POETS.
Read about The Beat Poets and the way they changed poetry through their exploration of society, politics, and the human condition.
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If you’re like me, you have plenty of journals, rough drafts, scene sketches, or outlines. Find ONE you can work with and take some time to re-read. Then edit. This is where magic happens. Also, the hard work. It’s worth it.
Using fresh eyes, improve upon it as best you can. Do something with it. Add into another story. Write a poem. Write an article. Share it with a friend.
And by all means, have fun.
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In case you need a little encouragement…
A Reminder of What Makes A Real Writer by Chuck Wendig.
He says it better than I can AND he has a cool flowchart. (see below)
Are you a real writer?
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