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3 reasons to read a book now

Have you ever wondered WHY some people read? There are certain things that reading can help you with.

The first thing is Books are usually used for education but they are not just text books or story they are (or can be…even if fiction and fantasy) experience in a single subject or topics in a subject. Think of them like this.

They are the summary of many years of experience.

Reason 1

Its the SUMMER! It’s reading season!

If you are a student now’s the time to read something you want to. (unless of course you get some stupid reading list, then I am so sorry but the faster you get through what you HAVE to, the sooner you could read something you want) heck you can even challenge yourself… read a the ones you have to all at the same time a chapter from say 1-3 of those books a day. Me If I had a questionnaire I would do that as I skimmed through the book.  You can read what you want when you go to the beach or pool, maybe something that you could finish in a day.

If you are a parent now is the time to read something (especially when you don’t normally get to)

I don’t know if any of you are off to stay home with the kid, but even if you can only do it the week or 2 you are on vacation) but while at home even  if you have to read during commercials, while the kid is napping (if they still do that), in the bathroom, while at the pool or beach, before bed (it will help you fall asleep and sleep better) in the bath, or if you wake before anyone else just read in bed just be careful not to make too much noise if reading a print book or even on a device. Also if you are working and take public transportation why not read while on that train or bus or plane!

 

Reasons 2 and 3  and there are many! 

Creativity— *and my favorite reason  I’ve written a few poems inspired by a line, or paragraph in a story, or was inspired by the story itself.  Sometimes the description of something gives me the picture in my head or a poem to write.

Relax— While there are true crime stories,  I find there’s plenty enough of that in real life.. WHY do you want to read stories like that when you can just watch it on the news or basically any night in a Police drama on tv? I always saw Books and movies and TV series to relax  and get away from reality.

Life.–sometimes they can be therapy. I recently finished a book about a character that was obsessive Compulsive.. While I don’t have that I do have anxiety and depression and I was able to relate in parts as the character mentioned things I went through or still feel. So in a sense it was sort of like I had a friend that actually understood me.

Learn– while yes there are text and workbooks there are others that instead of those sort can help you learn and improve yourself. Say buy a language phrasebook and try to learn at least one to 5 words (or phrases)  from it a day. You broaden your vocabulary. There are times I come out with a word and my mother is like where did you learn that word, or I shock myself and end up looking up the word myself  as I don’t remember learning it which means I picked it up from something I read, and am not always clear if its right to use in that moment.

Brain– Yours. write down your thoughts in a journal what you do or need to each day what movies and  ‘TV’ shows you watched  music listened to and  books you read or write your reviews for them it’s nice to look back after a couple of months and even years  to see what was going on. It also works as a record. Don’t want to have one like that Then have a common place book… keep your recipes, favorite quotes and lines and just keep lists (with a grade ‘review’ of the books you read movies and shows you watched and so on. You can do this for restaurants and such. This is what you’d call a brain dump.

Health – frankly I find writing in a journal diary whatever healthy. it helps when you air things out especially more so when you feel like you don’t have someone you can talk to about your problem, or everyone just always seems busy.

This post was inspired by 3 Reasons to read a book now

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Essay proofreading checklist

Pintrest  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/56787645278237249http://blog.writeathome.com/index.php/2013/04/proofreading-checklist-for-the-basic-essay/

Proofreading Checklist for Formal Essays.

 

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How to build a content calendar

I don’t really use a content calendar unless you want to count just making a note of what I am publishing on what day in my daily planner.

Also being as I have more than one blog, I think it might be a bit hard to do that. There’s 2 blogs I try to be sure I post something at least once a week (like this one on Writing Wednesdays, as well as something on my beauty blog. My Craft blog I post when I have finished a project, or when I find something I think my readers will be interested in (or I want to try at some point).

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also don’t forget to checkout my Pintrest boards @KymoDragon  (the link is on my about page)

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2017 in blogging, Exercises, Focus, Writing

 

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52 Week Writing Challenge

Here’s an idea for us busy bodies who can never seem to get our writing in!

Instead of trying to get so much time in a day, do a little each day for a week. Write short stories, even if its only 1 page front and back, write for 5 minutes, poems whatever you think of. Don’t forget to shut the world out, especially out of mind. Make a character sketch for someone you see during lunch at work, or outside in the park.

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The Block for Writer’s Block

The Block for Writer’s Block

Writer's Block

It happens to us all, at some time or another. Me I’ve been going through it for awhile with one of the stories or 2 I had been writing.  You are interrupted and lose an idea. You haven’t been able to get to writing your ideas down as the story so you lose the story maybe you have the idea and notes for one but you just can’t think of an actual Plot line or characters.  Hopefully some of this will help us all out.

So helpfulNeed some help?How to Get Writer’s Block!

We've all had it! Some tips to help with writer's block...

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2016 in Creative writing, Focus, Help

 

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Description Lists for Colors

One of my Followers posted this to their blog and I thought it would be a great Idea to post for you all for your stories and descriptions of characters and just general writing (journals?)

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Today I want to introduce some complete lists of colors for using in your writing.

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Here’s another one:

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Eye color:

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Hair color:

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Hope you enjoy these lists!

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The Boring Writer

Bad writer...#grammar #writing #tips #writers #education #blogging Poetry is not ‘ALWAYS’ boring or well strike that, not ALL poetry is boring… Haikus I,  well I have a poem on those.THOSE  bore me.

I don’t normally like to read others’ poems as they are personal and everyone has their own style but there is a few I have that were entertaining.

To me if it doesn’t have a rhyme or shall I say rhythm to it then it is boring. Some tell me I rhyme too much, but not all mine rhyme, that’s the way they come out. Besides just wait until I have my poems finalized and can have it published… My poems are like no others~! (or at least the format I want my book in). Oh and those friends poems by others,   I plan on doing a friend section for my book (be I publish it or a company does) so you will see not all are boring.

 

They also forgot bad grammar, and punctuation as well as run on sentences.

 

actually some people who blog… their format is as a journal or you can think of blogs as a digital journal (just for the world to see) Think some have a Travel niche which means it’s a travel journal I have 3 blogs with a niche.. Entertainment, Crafts & this writing one… in a sense I do see them all as a journal as you can look back and see what your writing was like when you started it, and how it has currently evolved.

 

Write every day, read books on how to write and read any thing friends and family may have written!

 

 

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