What is a writer?
A writer is an artist of words, but it comes on the condition that if an artist’s only strength is their words, then the act of writing is highlighting your strength and exploring your weaknesses. I like the term creative, as we create in our mind and translate that through a medium, although writer is the common derivative of writing. It is important to think of who we are before we begin writing, because we write to frame our perception to a story that is consumed by a market. Now if a market only wanted square pegs, and your story is a round hole, then it is a mold of a story that is communal, or alternatively you may feel like you may want to break that mold. If who we are is the story, without a search of what is out there to experience, it is unlikely that your story will go no further than your own point of view.
Now my first point of who we are is that- Everybody has an idea on how you should live, we are bombarded with how to do this, how to do that, how to act, how to conform to normality. The second point is- Most of the people that tell you how to live, what to make a profit from telling you how to live. My final point is- Few people want to, have the ability, do, or give people the right information for others to live a successful life.
So what is writing but an internal scream of frustration? Think before you begin the writing process, as being a complete person, complete your house chores, get organized, eat and live healthy, have different interests, schedule relaxation periods, pick up a hobby, get alternative experiences to the things you are used of. Many times a writer may want to fix themselves through their work, while they remain creatively damaged, and promote an example of inner virtue through their work, while their life falls apart around them.
- So get your affairs in order.
- Cancel all those half-finished projects (you may be able to bundle them into one).
- Concentrate on a creative center (of only a few projects that motivates you the most).
- Structure other adventures so you are not locked into one project (workarounds).
- Create a duel project that you can change about when one become to tiresome.
- Find items that build into the project as reminders to limitations and training and research initiatives (books, notebooks, plans, etc).
My new project is a science fiction novel, I am choosing this genre because there is freedom in context, and you can have a deeper range of worlds and risks, including the creation of unpresented plot arcs. I would like to trial new technology, software, and apps, as I go through the writing process chapter by chapter and blog on tips and advice through that creative process. If you liked my, ‘What is a writer?’ section you may enjoy many other creative idea, I will not be publishing chapter by chapter but will make the book available on the completion of the project. This project will not be bulked up on heavy information that can find on the internet, but I will focus on hard to find tips and advice that was beneficial to me. This may help you design something beyond what I like to call the Cookie Cutter Syndrome, where many books got their structure from a consumer model over a consumer standard of quality. So in that many books become a standard model that in turn can be replicated by hobby writers saturating the market in representative similarity of conformist standards.
As I will be experimenting with new systems, I do not envision making blood sacrifices to the writing gods, or obsessively building a spaceship out of my 1970’s VW Kombi van for the purity of my art, or finding victims to tattoo my glorious scripture to their bodies before I throw them into a volcano.
My thought of the day–
One cannot take themselves too seriously, without seeing the joke of life, for affluent and effluent in the same time stream is some classy crap.
Thought of the day–
There is then creative reading as well as creative writing. When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the page of whatever book we read become luminous with manifold allusion.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The American Scholar” 1837.
What Ralph taught us–
The cascade effect of dedication to task from energy to manifestation, is transparent to the character of soul-
Research and refinement is an investment into quality, dedication with self-goals raises the level of work, the mind is in a state of relaxation, so that writing to a higher standard is the easier option.