April 9th, 2014

Me typing?

Writing Excuses 9.15: Becoming a Writer – Full Disclosure.

Writing Excuses 9.15: Becoming a Writer – Full Disclosure.

From http://www.writingexcuses.com/2014/04/06/writing-excuses-9-15-becoming-a-writerfull-disclosure/

Key points: What don't people warn you about being a writer? Dealing with bad reviews. Even good reviews can hurt. Don't respond, don't defend yourself, and consider getting someone else to filter them for you. Or don't read them! Physical pain. Beware posture and typing problems. Also, watch for weight issues. Scheduling issues. Deadlines interruptus! Multithreading! Task-switching in mid-project. Broken momentum. No time for leisure reading. Research, blurbing, but not "that looks interesting." Consider audiobooks.
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[Brandon]Let's do a writing prompt. Dan, you're back!
[Ha ha! Laughter]
[Brandon] You can give us a writing prompt.
[Dan] My back hurts so much. Okay. A writing prompt?
[Brandon] I mean, in your mind, you've only been gone one week, right? So...
[Howard] He's talking his way into this. I can hear him.
[Dan] Talking my way into it.
[Mary] Okay, I'll give you one.
[Dan] Oh, thanks, Mary.
[Mary] So your writing prompt is that your main character is, in fact, a writer and they want to write, but cannot because of some other completely bizarre professional requirement that is not one of the things that we have talked about.
[Brandon] All right. Excellent. This has been Writing Excuses. You're out of excuses. Now go write.
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