IWSG Day- High on Writing!

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Wow, it’s March already? I have a feeling that before I know I’ll be saying Happy 2018! Anyways, it’s IWSG day again! Where every first Wednesday of month us writers get together. Sharing our highs and lows in this winding and occasional potholed road of our writing journeys. To push each other and celebrate when we reach our goals. As well as pull each other up and encourage to go on when we stumble. Writing can be a long, strange trip. And so thanks for creating the light to guide us, the IWSG, goes to ninja extraordinaire Alex J. Cavanaugh!

Interested in joining our community? Click on the badge above. The Twitter handle is @THEIWSG and the hashtag is #IWSG.

And don’t forget to visit the awesome co-hosts for today!: Tamara Narayan, Patsy Collins, M.J. Fifield, and Nicohle Christopherson!

So what’s going on with me this month?

Well I’m still on a writer’s high from last week Friday. I finally finished and uploaded the latest chapter draft to my romance WIP on Wattpad. According to Wattpad stats stories fare a lot better and get more reads and views when they’re updated on Fridays. Not sure how true it is, for me, as  my posting date is whenever I’m able to. So I wonder what’ll happen if I try to upload a new chapter consistently on Fridays. Continue reading

How To Combat Abrupt Writer’s Apathy by Brooke Faulkner

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As a writer, I struggle with writer’s block from time to time (ahem… that’s totally not an understatement.) But lately, I’ve been dealing with an issue that’s slightly different… it’s not that I can’t come up with anything or move forward on what I do have. It’s that I lose interest in–or stop caring–about my subject part of the way through writing on it.

Sometimes it’s because I realize that what I have to say isn’t as original as I thought. Other times, it’s because I look into an issue deeper and realize there is way too much information out there and I just don’t have the time to give it the justice it deserves. Sometimes, I have no idea why, I just lose interest or motivation. It’s not exactly writer’s block. It’s…

Abrupt writer’s apathy, if you will. Continue reading

Technology and the Writers of Tomorrow by Katie Kapro

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Every summer in my small city, the streets of downtown are overrun by flocks of elementary school kids wielding notebooks and pencils. They wear neon yellow backpacks with “Summer Writing Camp” emblazoned on the front. The flocks, generally corralled by a teacher and TA, hole-up in coffee shops, museums, and public parks, dispersing amongst the patrons with eager observational stealth. They listen in on strangers’ conversations, taking notes on people’s speaking patterns, storytelling rhythms, and mannerisms. They eavesdrop, in other words.

All the kids in these flocks are aspiring writers. Somewhere along the line they fell in love with stories. Some will tell you it’s because they love to read, others because they love to imagine, others because they simply nerd out over the art of stringing words together. Twenty years ago, I was one of those kids; squarely in the reading camp. Continue reading