Focus Fox says: One if my Favorite Stephen Hawking quote is "I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth." Obviously he'd never met a fox.
Thanks Millie for having me as a guest blogger. It was nice to meet a bunch of the nice people you have following you. 🙂
This is a guest blog by Claudia Blood.
I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I have to trick myself into writing.
Yes, I want to be a writer, but writing is HARD. Daydreaming about stories is almost as satisfying as writing them down and far easier. There’s none of that messy grammar or infestation of typos or the pull of everyone’s ideas on the ‘right’ way to write.
Half of you read that sentence and thought ‘your grammar sucks’, the other half thought ‘oh she used the rhetorical device called polysyndeton’, the other half didn’t notice. See? So hard.
But, sigh, I really want to be a writer even with all the rejection, self-doubt, and getting on lists because of my internet searches.
The first trick I tried to make myself write was giving myself a deadline. Yeah, that didn’t work. A year had passed and…
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In celebration of Saint Patrick's Day, I decided to share my favorite (and really only) rhetorical device I've written about a leprechaun's home. This is from Book of Secrets set in my Merged world. It's just a line, but it stuck with me because of the Zeugma. A zeugma has the last item is out of … Continue reading Happy Saint Patrick’s Day
I had fun writing up a guest blog. The post was about what a pantser such as myself does to come up with a story. I'll ask the same question I did on that guest blog post: Tell me about your favorite scene in a book. Or that scene that makes you want to pick … Continue reading Guest Blogging at DD
In a valiant attempt to focus on nano this year, I decided to chronicle my journey creating a humorous short story as a series of blog posts I could schedule over November. (And beyond Bawhahahaha) At this point I have an idea, a character, an archetype, at least thought about the ending twist, reviewed some … Continue reading Short Story: Finding the perfect title
I tend to overcommit myself. It's not intentional, it just happens. Sometimes I can get a little less sleep and compensate, other times I have to drop something. I've noticed, as I started tracking my monthly goals, that extra things crept in because I felt bad. For example. the writing chapter needed moderators for classes … Continue reading Overcommitment
Focus Fox says: A jug fills drop by drop. A story finishes word by word. paraphrasing Buddha
I enjoyed reading through the links bloggers posted. What a great idea. Thanks Edmark.
As this post’s title stated, I’d like to know what’s your first blog post. Please share the link to your first post in the comments section if you want. But if you feel embarrassed about it or you just don’t feel like sharing it, that’s fine. You don’t have to share the link. Just tell us what’s your first post was all about.
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In a valiant attempt to focus on nano this year, I decided to chronicle my journey creating a humorous short story as a series of blog posts I could schedule over November. (And beyond Bawhahahaha) At this point I have an idea, a character, an archetype, at least thought about the ending twist, reviewed some … Continue reading Short Story: Checklist
Focus Fox says: Purity or impurity depends on oneself and the water filter you use. Paraphrasing Buddha