Writing About Writing
Last week was my week to get tagged. First photos [10 Day Challenge]; now writing. In a comment [Milton and I Attend Group Therapy], I got a pingback from a site that posts writing prompts, Shadow of Death | Daily Inkling. I was invited.
Since I generally yap about current horse events, random prompts don’t help with the blog. So, the idea is to use the Daily Inklings prompts for my daily fiction splurge [750 Words]. I find if I use plot bits that I have already pondered, my brain starts planning ahead for story structure and audience and tone and all those things that do you no good without a draft to work from. The goal for now is to get used to writing fiction. Editing for commercial use comes later.
Confession. Despite my enthusiastic start, I have been less than diligent with my daily 750 words. I wanted to. I really wanted to. It made my To Do list on a regular basis. But I didn’t want it enough [Definitions]. I can get the blog out the door every day, come what may. Everything else, from fiction writing to daily exercise, not so much.
We’ll see how it goes. The start of my Hugo-winning novel? Or another idea that is interesting in theory but winds up on the defunct pile? Time will tell.
Admin. I had planned to respond to the comment last week. Post wasn’t ready. So I swapped with the monthly State of the Blog [A Marketing Haiku], which was ready. I note this for myself when I wonder why the SOTB isn’t in its regular spot at the end of the month.
Post-Modern Rorschach Test
Thank you for reading,
2 thoughts on “Daily Inklings, Another Internet Writing Site”
I’ve never gotten the hang of fiction. Oh, I’ll start, but it rapidly turns dark, and I’m trying hard to stay on the light side of the Force. No, the writing has nothing to do with Star Wars. Just too much of what I’d rather keep inside keeps coming out. Maybe one day, with pen and paper….
Perhaps better out than in? https://juliacameronlive.com/basic-tools/morning-pages/
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