Here are some thoughts on writing from my friend, author, blogger, and musician Armond Blackwater
I don’t talk to other writers about writing.
I have, in the past, but eventually concluded that I had no desire to do the things that those writers liked to do. Like, writing exercises.
“Write 800 words describing the texture of an orange,” was one challenge. “Write 5 pages a day,” was another.
I can see how the thousands of similar exercises are helpful for many writers. Not me.
I can’t force myself to write. When words flow, they flow unimpeded until they end, hour after hour, and then nothing for a while.
I write the way I write. I subconsciously analyze everything I read, which continually inlluence my writing. I avoid reading while working on a novel. I hermit away in a quiet place and let it flow. Although, I frequently jot down ideas.
I haven’t found anything to like about “Writer’s Circle” nights at t he local pub…
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