Last night the Internet was down.
I was in the mood to read something stimulating, so I opened up my writing journal that I have stored on my computer hard drive.
My writing journal is a catch-all of anything that grabs me….
The only criteria for getting into the journal is at that moment, I am thinking, I might want to revisit these words again sometime, and the words grab me.
Quotes I come across, articles on current events that are especially articulate, things I’m wrestling with personally, etc.
Much of it is highly personal, and will never see the light of day (at least on the Internet).
Raw and unfiltered.
It takes just a couple of seconds to copy/paste something good for later. I highly recommend starting one if you haven’t already.
Word picture…Did you know cows have (4) stomachs? Yep. Ever hear of a cow chewing it’s cud? Basically, the cow coughs up something it has already chewed on and swallowed and chews on it some more. That is what my writing journal is…good stuff I have already digested, but may want to chew on it again. 🙂
In 2013, I was second guessing myself as a writer. Got some good feedback from several of you that wound up in the writing journal.
Here is one piece of advice on writing that caught my eye last night:
“Write about what interests you, and do the best job you can. Publish it, and then move on to the next thing (If you don’t move on, you risk one of two things. If your piece is good, you’ll spend too much time patting yourself on the back. If it’s bad, you’ll beat yourself you. Write, and let go.
If people offer comments or criticism, consider them, but don’t be ruled by them. For heaven’s sake, don’t worry about the numbers. Linda
If you are a blogger, (or a writer but not a blogger) do you have any goals/ thoughts/ rules, etc. for how you write? Any tips that work for you as to what makes good writing? Define good writing as far as you’re concerned. What suggestions would you give someone who wanted to start blogging, but wasn’t sure of where to start? Any suggestions for what not to do? Who are some of your favorite writers and why? (Feel free to leave a link in your comment, if you have one.)