So, I have been researching and I continue to find the slogan "By failing to plan, you are planning to fail." I am getting the hint and I am trying to learn how to plan out my stories after writing from a free style point of view since the beginning of my writing for fun. I realize that building my characters and plotting the story will allow me to hold a readers attention and I want to have the reader remember my story.
Mainting my commitment to planning will be my challenge and my chance to prove that I can change my ways for a better script. I will give this a try and keep my mind open as I am writing too. I have read and spoken to writer's that say that they do not plan what they write and that they are doing fine.All I know is that after I write free style for a while, my fingers stop typing and I lose myself in everyday life in days, months and even years pass by before I attempt to finish the story. It's time for change and I know it. I just hope that I will survive the planning and the plotting without having ADHD and lose focus.
I have found these web sites that I am fishing for information and hope that this may be useful to another writer if needed. http://www.writing-world.com/fiction/novelplot.shtml, http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Build-a-Character-For-a-Novel&id=2267921, http://www.scribblepad.co.uk/writing-a-novel-building-your-characters-backgrounds.html
Monday, October 25, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Struggling with a book concept and genre for work that I need to have published. I believe my idea is "out of the box" and I will have a hard time publishing. I had an assignment due in one of my creative writing classes and my writing peers seem to like it, however, it has been the hardest thing that I have done so far with my writing. Poetry is my foundation and I write from the heart when I have experienced pain, betrayal and deceit. I often wonder why I don't feel the passion to write when all is great with my life. When I experience trials I can write a poem within minutes and have much to say. I am grateful for my creative writing class because I am growing as a writer like a fetus in it's mother's womb. The growth is sometimes overwhelming; I think, but it could be possible that I am over reacting. I am my own worst critic. Learning how to write fiction is fun and hard work at the same time because there is so much to remember and release to create. Although I write poetry, I am proving that I am able to also write in fiction genre as well. Learning to love my journey and all that comes with it. I will move forward in my pursuit to happiness and write like no one will ever read it.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Chennette' s Dream: Write like no one will read it!: "My journey with writing is definitely a learning process that I hope to be able to share as I grow as a published writer. I find myself stop..."
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
My journey with writing is definitely a learning process that I hope to be able to share as I grow as a published writer. I find myself stopping my creative flow at times too concerned about what other people would think and it came to me that maybe what I write is not for the ones that will complain about how I write and what I write. I feel a need to tell stories that will heal the soul, reveal the past and restore the future. So as one great country singer comes from country singer Kathy Mattea's 1989 song, "Come From The Heart." The other lines go: "Sing like you don't need the money... Love like you'll never get hurt." These word stuck to my heart as a writer because I understand the passion that I have for writing and so I know that I need to be an open book when I write to the world and hold nothing back for the sake of purpose; for the sake of love. So, today I commit to to writing like no one will ever read it and when they do I promise to remember that I will not please everyone and by no way should I feel bad about what I write because it is apart of my world and those around me. With this said, I move forward.
Monday, October 18, 2010
So, last week I was tested and tired. My mind went on a brief Hiadus while my body moved in time. I had massive writing assignments due; two of which I used my grace period to complete. For two days I did not want to think, but I knew that I had to push through and cross the finish line. I am on a journey to my dreams and it's not easy. The great thing is that I still desire to write even with the "labor pains" in full force and I am just a zygote writer. The great thing is that I am on my way and I am ready for the growth. I still need to balance my day, my week and family time so I can create the finished product. I will write like no one is looking and keep it moving forward. Until next time!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
I have a lot on my to do list and I need direction. In school fulltime with two careers, a family and dreams of becoming a published writer. I have an office that works as three offices in one. Chid Care, Real Estate and other. I tend to write more in the kitchen on the island and on the dining room table. I need a designated area for me but I don't know where to start. I need to do an overhual of my office but I don't want that to be the reason that I don't write outside of my already consumed life. One thing is for sure and that is that I know that I must keep it moving forward. I am on the "Threshold" of my dreams.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
I am so inspired by my English Professors and the classes that they teach. I have been able to write and drift off into my imagination just for the the time that I am given my assigments. The challenge for me now is to integrate my writing throughout the day. I don't know what's best, a schedule or spontaneous writing. I do know that I have ideas that pop up and I write them on an envelope, a napkin or even a utility bill and then they wind up being lost. Any suggestion on what I can do to keep my ideas on paper together? It's time for me to get organized, set up my writing plan like I do fro assignments and write.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Are you dreaming of something that you desire to do? Have you put your dreams on the shelf of life because you have a 9-5 with or without benefits? Are you bored with what you do and you just can't stop thinking about the shelf of dreams that continue to peak out of the closet? Don't feel bad because you are not alone. Living your life does not mean giving up your dream. What it does mean is that you may need to go back to school or takes classes on the time that you may have valued as rest or even party time. It's time to multi task and labor for your dream. Remember that it is one thing to think it and another to bring it to reality. Some of us may have to work a little bit harder that our friends or family at our dream and that is alright. Keep it moving forward like "Thomas the Train" when he says "I think I can, I think I can." What I know for sure is that it will not be easy; labor never is (for some). The bottom line is that after the labor of love you will find yourself one day in the birthing room of dreams delivering your hard work for the world to benefit from. So if you have already conceived that dream, nurture it so it can grow and if you have not sit down and seed your dream in your soul with your passion. Then 'I dare you to dream!" We are in this together.