Diamond State Romance Authors

Standing In the Light

The writers on this blog have talked a lot about our fall retreat last month. It’s obvious that what happens at a DSRA retreat doesn’t stay at the retreat. And that’s a good thing.

At one point, Megan Mitcham uttered some words of wisdom that mean so much to all the writers in our group. “You don’t know what you don’t know.”

Some writers may never  reach goals because they are happy to stay in the dark.  It’s a safe place where you don’t see all that’s out there to learn.

The problem for new writers may be the issue of not having the right questions. Therefore, the wisest thing you can do  is read, listen, and absorb.  Even the seasoned writer can learn something from another one in the group. Think you know everything about craft? Think again. Think you’re the marketing guru and can’t be enlightened? Yes, think again.  Think you are the only one who has been through revision hell? A final, think….you get the point.

The writers in our group may have started out in the dark, but we’ve all moved into the light. We can see what there is to learn and we share knowledge with each other. We seek out ways to become better writers.

What am I learning in October? I’m finishing the last month of an online class called Fab30 at the Margie Lawson Academy . I’ve been checking out Wattpad to see what that’s all about.  I’m still learning the mechanics of Scrivener.  l  love  the cool tips Tina Metlock taught us about this writing tool in her last presentation. My learning never ends.

So, what amazing things are bringing you into the light? Share with us. 

BIO: Brinda lives in the southern US with her family and two spunky cairn terriers. She’s terribly fond of chocolate, coffee, and books that take her away from reality.

Whisper of Memory Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/PbZ_cjGsjA8