I meant to post this a few days ago, but with work I have been just too tired and I have only written a few sentences over the last several days (sad, I know). However, I remembered that if I kept waiting around for the right time to write this post, than it would never get done. So, here I am sitting at my desk, tired, but none the less excited about talking about what I wanted to talk to you about.
As you might have guessed already from the title above, this post is dedicated to Pinterest and the use it has for writers. I am not ashamed to admit that I am obsessed with Pinterest and have been since it became popular several years ago. Today, I have two accounts one for personal use and one that is strictly dedicated to writing…my professional Pinterest page if you will.
Writers of all genres use Pinterest for a variety of reasons, the most common that I have seen is to use the popular site to plot out their novel or make story boards with a variety of pictures that you think fit your book. Since my breakout novel is a fantasy, most of my boards have to do with fantasy writing such as world building, magic, and the religion of Wicca. I have even started a story board for my novel to give myself a better understanding of what I think the story is about and how it should go.
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Until next time!
For the first post for this blog outside of the series that I started, I thought it would be a good idea to introduce myself to you as a writer, telling you how I became to be a writer.
I’ve been reading for as long as I can remember. My mother began reading to me as an infant and when I was old enough to talk, I began to tell the stories back to her just by looking at the pictures in the books since I couldn’t read yet. When I think about it, I guess my love of writing began at a very early age. Growing up, I’ve always had a very active imagination, but it never occurred to me to write my thoughts and ideas down and it certainly never occurred to me to become a writer.
In high school, I began writing for the paper for my own column. Nothing fancy, just book reviews and other topics that had to do with books. Everyone in school knew I was a book-worm and my editor thought it might be a good idea for a column where I wrote about the books that I had read.
When I was sixteen, my family was dealt with a huge blow when my Nana was diagnosed with lung cancer. She was optimistic about the diagnosis however was so sure that whatever treatment the doctor had her do would be successful. I wanted to believe her, but no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t shake the feeling that nothing would work and it didn’t help matters any that only five years before, my Papa had died from the same type of cancer.
In the hopes of coping with the bad news, I had thought it would be a good idea to keep a journal, but I had never been the kind of person to be able to keep a journal for more than a few days. Deciding that keeping a journal wasn’t for me, I just started making up stories and thus, my writing life began and I’ve been writing ever since.
So I thought a great way to kick off this blog (after hours of playing around, I finally got things where I want them) would be to start with a series that I like to call My Writing Life. The idea for this series is to share my journey as a writer while I write my first novel, Murphy’s Destiny. I am not going to go into too much detail about the book since this post is only introduce you to the series. Once a week I will write a post highlighting my current week as a writer, starting with how I got the idea for the book, which will be coming next week. I am really looking forward to this series and sharing my experiences with all of you.
I look forward to next time.