Windows into the Imagination

Monday, September 12, 2011

Being Writer: Part 5, The Magic of Creation

For a person who is on Revision 10 of her current novel, the idea of editing has become an important theme in the current leg of my writing journey.

One of the first things I learned as a writer was to keep a notebook and pen with me at all times and to always write the ideas down when you’re caught in the throes of creativity. That lesson was learned the hard way. For some reason, the energy and vision of the initial idea must be captured fresh or you lose it. At least, that’s what happens to me.

Friday, September 2, 2011

In the Ether: Being Writer, Part 4 - If You Don't Bleed, You're Not a Writer

I read a blog recently by Stella Deleuze, "Just Because You've Written a Book, Doesn't Make You a Writer" and I've decided to add my two cents worth.
With the ease of self-publishing beckoning with its siren call, everyone and his dog can write a book, pay to get it edited, covered and published. All of their family, friends and dearest acquaintances will dutifully read it and declare it a masterpiece and 'like', 'friend' and 'tag' the hell out of it.
But, and I'm going to go out on the same limb as the other blogger, it doesn't make them professional writers.