Being a writer can be dangerous.

 

This means, waking up at one in the morning with a brilliant idea and hurriedly writing it down, listed it vanish in the light of day, only to find out is now four o’clock and we have to be up by five for work.

 

At which point we ask ourselves if we made the right decision. Should we have simply put the thought aside and went back to sleep? Or were we right?

 

Then we shrug her shoulders. It’ll probably never be published, the what’s done is done. Do we still have job security? Maybe. What if we had set that idea aside and we had a No. 1 New York’s bestseller?

 

We’ll never know what we left behind, all in favor of a little sleep.

So You Think You Can Write

          If you have to stop what you’re doing in the middle of a project to make a note, you might be a writer.

If you wake up in the middle of the night with a blazing idea, you might be a writer.

If you’re in the shower and start composing poems on the shower wall with conditioner, you might be a writer.

If any of these statements describe you, you should seriously consider keeping a journal.

In it, you can write the day to day occurrences, what your hopes and dreams are and any random thought that comes to mind. As a writer, you will find these to be invaluable assets.

          Later, go back to this and you’ll be surprised by what you once thought. Sometimes you’ll even think that what you’ve written sounds plagiarist.  That’s when you know you’re a writer.

    Welcome to the writing community.

What is a Writer?

For those of you looking to meet a struggling author/writer, you’ve come to the right place!

No one ever said writing was easy. No one, other than Beaver Cleaver, says that you don’t have to know anything to be a writer because it doesn’t take much to learn how wrong that assumption is.

A writer is a person who never sleeps, always is thinking and spends quite a bit of the day looking at a blank sheet of paper or computer screen, all the while asking themself what in the world they are doing? Who are they kidding? They’ll never write a Pulitzer or win any major awards, yet they write.

Is this a malady they have that will never be vaccinated for? The answer to that one is yes, just as long as the human race can think for itself there will be writers like you and I who do nothing but question themselves and hesitate to send that completed manuscript out the door.

If you understand what I go through, I sympathize with you. Good luck and if you find in your searching that you have a better way to be a writer without the hassle, drop me a line. I’m sure all the frustrated people who trip over this sight will nod their heads and say a mental thanks. You might never hear it, but you will feel it someday when you close your eyes and look at the writing you’ve struggled with but is now published and in your hand.

 Who Are We?

            Writers… that is what we call ourselves, but we are so much more than that. We have full time jobs, full time kids and full time hassles like anyone else.

We don’t come up with stories. we live them. The only thing different about us is that we write them down. We don’t sleep. We have deadlines that are constantly looming and we always hope for that elusive quiet that never quite finds its way to our lives.

If you think you can keep up with this pace, if you can put down the phone long enough to write a sentence or two and make sense, well I’m sorry to say you’re a writer and I know what you’re going through.

Stick to it. Publication is just around the corner and then you can sit down. Or can you? It’s all in a day’s work but you know you wouldn’t trade it in. It’s who you are.

Why We Write

Since the beginning there was thought. Stories were told and passed on. Rules were verbal. Then came the writing utensils.

In that moment, everything changed. Later the printing press came. More stories were told and more people listened as text was read. They were brought to far countries and distant lands.

Today we uphold that same tradition that was begun eons ago. We bring adventure to drab lives and comfort to those in pain. Stories, are mans gift to man. Without them life would be drastically different.
Don’t let that happen. Carry on. Tell that story and watch while your audience takes it all in. that expression is your gift. Treasure it.