#WriterWednesday: The Writer’s Job Is To… #writer #amwriting

I absolutely adore this quote because it is so true.

If we don’t put obstacles in a character’s way, how will we show their personal development?

I still have yet to actually “kill off” a character but from what I’m told, it’s a great way to shake things up.

What are your favorite “obstacles” to put in your character’s way?

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#WriterWednesday: The Only 12 1/2 Writing Rules You’ll Ever Need #writer #writing

I strive for #6, have #9 on lock and still need to master #12 1/2.

Which ones resonate with you dear writer?

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#WriterWednesday: To Write Means More Than… #writer #writing

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When you share your writing, feeling vulnerable is something you may never overcome.

What if others have negative feedback or tell you that your writing is utter garbage?

I know that I’ve had that experience.

Negative feedback can make you feel like giving up and never writing anything again.

But have you thought that maybe it’s what those people want? To cripple your spirit and encorage you to give up?

Think about it.

If you give up, will more of your time be spent with or on them?

Is the negativity coming from those who may want to bring you down because of their own insecurities?

Or do they just want to knock the wind out of your sails for the sheer pleasure of it?

But don’t think about it for too long.

Take a deep breath and put their negativity away while you get on with doing what you need to do. And when your mind is quiet, think about if the feedback is constructive or not.

If it’s not constructive criticism, it’s a simple dislike of your genre and/or story itself, keep moving.

But no matter what you do, don’t stop writing if it gives you pleasure!

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#WriterWednesday: Writing Is My Escape #writing

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I don’t know about you but writing is definitely an escape for me.

Whenever I have an idea and my fingertips are hitting the keyboard, the hours slip away and vanish.

A sense of zen overcomes me as my characters come alive on my laptop screen and dialogue between them flows freely.

Sweet blissful contentment…

What senses take over for you when you are writing?

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