I’m a list maker and a goal setter. I start my day with a little note pad and I write down what I need to accomplish before I crawl back into bed. Kind of OCD but I can’t seem to get through the day without something to check off and I get a feeling of… Continue reading Re-defining goals
I work in the medical field and my job has so many changes, and updates, that I seek out classes every year so I can keep up. I found this true also with writing. Not that the process changes, just the fact that after many years we forget a lot of the basics that make… Continue reading You’re never too old to learn
Spreading yourself too thin Right before my book came out I struggled on how I could get my name out there. I kept searching for ways to get more traffic to my blog and my website. It was so mind boggling that I didn’t know where to start. So I asked the groups I… Continue reading Spreading yourself too thin
As time has gone the tools we use to write have evolved. In the beginning there were stone carvings. The use of rocks scratching picture stories into walls for preservation of time.
Then came the burnt end of a stick. The black tip left a visable mark, but faded. As time passed we evolved into the felt tip pen and ink.
Thats when we saw amazing stories put on paper for the world to enjoy, and time would preserve. Books became a household item and many writers were born and classics were written that are still enjoyed today.
Then an amazing machine was invented, the typewriter. This was a turning point in the writing industry. Books were now typed, which made them a lot more legible than some of the handwriting from some of the master writers. I know if you had to read a book I wrote it would be almost impossible. My writing is awful. : )
After years of depending on the classic typewriter we moved int an era of the computer. It was quite large at first but has evolved to some no bigger than your hand.
Today we have so many different tools available to us. We still have the trusty pen and paper. Some still use a typewriter and others use one of the great software products out there to where you can develop a complete novel on your laptop.
But the most important tool to a writer has been around since the beginning of time. Something we are gifted with at birth and develop over time, our imagination.
So use the most important tool you have and develop the next great story. Then write is down with any of the tools we have developed over time to preserve your thoughts.
You just might have the next great classic hidden within your thoughts.
With everything available to us today what do you use to write out your thoughts? I still use a pencil and paper, then I move everything to the computer.
Thanks for stopping by
Until next time
Lynda Kaye Frazier
When I wrote my first book I chose my names like I was a new mother. I scanned books reading pages and pages of names waiting for one to stand out. Give me that gut feeling that it was the one. Well that was a lot of wasted time. I went to bed, had a… Continue reading Why name choice is important me.
I’ve been co-hosting a radio show for writers for six months now and have learned a lot from other authors. I have had the opportunity to pick up writing techniques, marketing tips and even software that helps these poor old arthritic hands. The experience has been amazing and fun. So when an e-mail came out… Continue reading What not to forget when you’re hosting a radio show.
This is my baby. My first full length novel. In my eyes writing is like being pregnant. You anticipate the arrival of your new little bundle and when they get here you are filled with excitement and want to shout out to the world. That’s how I see marketing. Now, I am not… Continue reading Off to Market I go.