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Paper vs Digital

Why Physical paper is better than the digital variations.

There are a few reasons I still prefer to use paper or a notebook to use a digital version (like a computer/laptop/internet based e-reader). E-readers are another reason but I finally gave in to getting myself a Kindle Fire a few years back so that if I couldn’t get out of bed if my back is giving me a problem I can just check my email and be entertained that way. Now I do have books on my Kindle, but I prefer to read print books. I’m sure I have a post on this or my Entertainment blog all the reasons why a print book is better. (2 reasons I love the feel of the paper even the smell.)

I still use a notebook/paper to write my drafts.

I have a small journal to write poems I get an idea for. Sometimes it comes out a full complete poem, and sometimes a verse or 2. So if I get stuck on finishing it, I just have to open the journal (which is right next to my bed) and write the idea in.

I have a couple stories I started which are in a binder, then an idea for one which is in a composition book with xerox copies of notes from library books of my research.

So what are my reasons to ‘shun’ the digital at least until you are ready to write up the short story or poem. (If it’s a novel you are writing I’d advise typing up 5-10 pages at a time.)

So this is my lists for the pros for paper and cons for  writing

Digital                                                      Paper

1-Turn on computer                                                                    Open Book

2- wait for it to boot                                                                     Turn to page

3- Open program (word, internet etc)                                 start writing (or reading even)

4- Open new file/type in site                                             Always Available (power or 0 Power)

5- start writing                                               even if something spills on it, you can still fix it (dry it out) paper & read/write

6- now power/wifi = no work done                          *No Glare

7- distracted by the internet

8- file corruption (see paper #5)

9- screen glare

 

so that’s 2  steps before you get to writing on paper, and 4 before you can write on digital.

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Posted by on February 21, 2018 in Help, Journals, Lists, Reading, Writing

 

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How to write poetry

How to write poetry: Poet Wendy Cope explains what makes a really superb poem

For me it just starts with inspiration which is an idea, I scribble it down (sometimes I can’t make out a word later on but I keep at figuring it out)

Sometimes I get stuck with only a line and I toil over years with finishing it or just include it for a later idea (I have a page of ideas of phrases etc. word play and so on)

Read! There have been times where a paragraph or description in a book has inspired me! Pay attention to Pop culture (I have a poem pertaining to this a bit and it’s one of my humorous ones at least supposed to be)

I  play sort of a game, in which for example I use the songs on an album   (or a bands catalog …all their song titles) as prompts and try to fit them all into a poem (or some sort of creative writing) I used to do with with my vocabulary words in school sometimes.

 

Want some words for prompts?

I’ll start you with 5

Melancholy

Defiance

Mercurial

turbid

perfunctory

and a BONUS

 

one of my favorite words…

BOISTEROUS– this is my favorite vocab word from school ever! I still remember the day we were reading our sentences for example and I knew I had an great one. I raised my hand to read it and the teach thought it was used perfectly. (If only I could remember the way I worded the sentence! I do believe it is in one of my poems So you can check that page in the menu.) It was something like the Boisterous roars of thunder.

 

Want some random words to use?

random Vocabulary words generator

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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Transition words

First we examine what transition words are, the words that push your story forward. Next we examine how they are used. Honestly if you didn’t already noticed, I used two transition words in these sentences! Add information ‘for instance, when you show an example, or “below” you will find a list of these type of words and the categories they fall under.

They keep order, of First and last, but let’s hope we don’t get into a Who’s on 1st discussion.  They compare things and not ‘in the same way’ metaphors  or similes do. Emphasize your point “which in fact”, make you see the big fat period at the end of the argument “like” the old talk to the hand gesture.  So

here’s the list of the words to use to transition print it,laminate it and refer to it if you are stuck

Now how to use them is up to you.

Transition Words

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2017 in Creative writing, Lists, Writing

 

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NaNoWriMo- or How to write a book in 30 days

 

Yet again another year goes by that though I want to, I don’t get to participate in NaNoWriMo; (Halloween usually gets me behind in things so, maybe by now I should forget about participating…) not to mention forget about posting about it BEFORE November as November is NOVEl writing month.  I have a couple of stories I started but got off track for a variety of reasons one of which was because I wanted to edit a page and that took a while to figure out how I wanted to fix it. So whatever it is you might want to fix in your story edit wise (and that wasn’t even spelling etc) DON’T~ Just write down notes of your ideas/story change THEN when you are fully done with the first draft you can place it in the ‘write’ spot.  Maybe even use a post-it and some sort of system for page number & paragraph it should be then include the post-it on that page that has yet to be edited.

Anyway one of the Twitter feeds sometimes gives you prompts to help your writing along in case you have writer’s block!

May I recommend  to use and

NanoWriMo Official Site       Following them on Twitter  NaNoWriMo    &    https://twitter.com/NaNoWordSprints   *  More on the Sprints

 

Here is a post I found that will help you with some tips.

write-book-just-30-days

and how to ‘DOMINATE” NaNoWriMo

 

 

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Plot Structure

Plot & Structure Infographic by Michael Hague #writing #amwriting

 

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Crime novel? – Blood spray patterns

This is so helpful for writing.  At least, I have a feeling it will be.  =P

 
 

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7 steps to the perfect story

In honor of NaNoWriMo coming (November) I thought I’d prepare those of you who are participating. For those that don’t know about National Novel Writing Month go to

Nanowrimo.com (or it may be .org I forget)

November’s posts will be themed to helping you with your book (even if not in participating as can be a bit stressful)

Writing help.

 

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