This week has been a fairly good writing week, and I’m feeling very positive about it! There’s no doubt at all that one of the reasons I’ve done so well is because I’ve read some brilliant books recently, and it’s made me want to get on and write mine.
The concept of reading to enhance writing is not a new one, but it is so important that it can’t be understated, and so I’d like to talk about it today, focusing on 4 ways reading makes you a better writer! Take a peek…
1. Reading enhances your understanding of story telling All books are structured to tell a story with a beginning, middle and end. As a writer, you’ll be aware of how this simple structure is not actually easy to get right when writing a novel. The more you read, the more you get used to…
How do we get our word counts from measly 1k and 2k a day to numbers like 4k and above?
Now I had to do a lot of testing and experimentation for this post. I started with about 2000 words and brought my word count up 500 extra words daily for a while to see where exactly I fall. The max limit I hit seems to be 10500 words, but only if I followed a strict routine and only if I dedicated my entire day to it.
Song Lyric Sunday is sponsored by Helen Vahdati. For more info or to join the fun, start here.
This week’s prompt is ‘Comfort’.
Broken hearts can be devastating. We saw the warning signs… and ignored them, or, we’re caught totally unaware. Family and friends can be a great source of support but quite often that support comes with blame-placing, admonishments, and an I-told-you-so or two.
Sometimes we don’t need questions or discussions. We simply need someone on our side.
This 1983 release by Angela Bofill reached number twenty on Billboard’s R&B charts in early 1984. (No good video available.)