Good Reads and Writing Tips

This article about what writing really means, deep down, to writers, is eloquently written and no one could say these things better.

I am enlightened after reading some of these insights about why authors do what they do and what keeps us going, and even more importantly, what do we want to communicate through words.

I will put this post somewhere that I can reach out to when I am getting frustrated or questioning the author’s path, for it is a feel good article.

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So Many Fish in the Sea, So Many Readers in the World

wooded roadWriting is an intrinsically challenging task. To do it well you must corral and harness many different parts of your intellect and spirit. You must learn to manage the diverse elements of your vision, imagination, and craft so that they move in tandem, pulling your story forward. The process requires varying degrees of earned skill, innate intuition, and stubborn stamina.

If, in addition to getting the words on the page, you also hope to have others read those words, you introduce an entirely new layer of complexity to your literary endeavors. In essence, you invite strangers to collaborate in your creative process. Because, make no mistake, crafting your story with a reader in mind (even an as yet unknown reader) changes both the writing experience and its outcome. As Samuel Johnson said, “A writer only begins a book…

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2 thoughts on “Finding Your Readers Plus Good Reads and Writing Tips, by Suddenly Jamie

  1. Thanks, once again, for sharing, Jennifer. I so appreciate it, and am glad that you enjoyed the post. I’m always especially delighted when people say they want to print one of my posts out and pin it up somewhere. I feel like I’m a kid getting to put something on the refrigerator. 😉

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