How I Realized I Needed to Know How to Write and What I Did About It
I was trying to write an article for a blog piece for another site, I got stuck. For goodness sake it was my own life I was writing about. How could I get stuck? I kept writing and finally found a style I could write it into. I will post a link when it goes live.
I have had story I have been trying to write for a few years. It wrote flat and I could not get the characters to come alive. I found a set of character development sheets and decided to work on something else using that. Those stories turned out so much better. I was slowly figuring things out . I was always told I was a good writer because I had a good imagination and followed the grammatically correct formats used in writing. It was better, but I wanted more.
I was online and ran across this site https://diymfa.com/
Her books says you can do your own Masters in Fine Arts at home through three things Write with Focus, Read with Purpose, Build your community. I bought the book and joined her community on Facebook Word Nerds Unite . There will be community hub coming soon for her website members.
So far I have read her book to Chapter 19 and taken notes throughout. I am using a lot the information in it as I write and read now. The community is a great group of people.
I also have lists of other writing places to go when I am done studying this book.
I have taken three writing classes through thttps://www.udemy.com/ . I am on my fourth. I have taken Ninja Writing;Writing with Flair; Creative Writing, Get Writing, Keep Writing; Writing Dynamic Dialogue Course 1. You have to pay for these courses and there are sales all the time. I am cheap and will not pay over ten bucks for a course.
My next books I am going to tackle about writing is The Elements of Style and The Elements of Style Workbook.
I am also in another writing community on Facebook Writers helping writers. I am slowly building my community.
I also write two biographies on my own invented characters in Valdemar from Mercedes Lackey books. I have fulfilled enough qualifications to be in the role play group and be Teacher-Herald Kit Katz in Queen’s Own. I have been declared so in their newsletter as Herald, next month I will be Teacher- Herald. I even drew three pictures for it.
I am also writing everyday. Either on a WIP, or from a prompt. I am trying to post some of the swill I write here, so you can read what my devious mind creates. Watch my writing get better through my learning process.