Thoughts On Writing


Here are some thoughts on writing from my friend, author, blogger, and musician Armond Blackwater

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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