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Ten Tips to Help You Finish Writing Your Novel
1. Set aside a time to write and keep it sacred. Make this a time when you know you are at your best and feel most creative -- Saturday mornings, late at night, whatever works for you. Make writing a priority and arrange other parts of your... more...

Poetry Techniques
The style of writing poetry differs from person to person; long or short meters, three or four lines to a stanza. But the great thing is, no matter how a poem is written it still holds great emotion. Some techniques used in poetry are onomatopoeia,... more...

Freelance Writing on the Internet
So, you've decided to take up a career in freelance writing. You've hooked up the computer, installed the printer, and learnt the nitty-gritty of your word processor. You've maybe even been published a couple of times. You're all set to conquer the... more...

The Search for the Story: One Writer's Approach to Fiction
The process of writing a book starts, for me, with a place in time that I find intriguing. I begin to do a little research -- if possible, with novels written at the time -- and then, if all goes well, I experience a kind of flash of complete... more...

The Search for the Story: One Writer's Approach to Fiction
The process of writing a book starts, for me, with a place in time that I find intriguing. I begin to do a little research -- if possible, with novels written at the time -- and then, if all goes well, I experience a kind of flash of complete... more...

What To Write About
by Bonnie Moss

This is a perennial question among writers and wannabe's. Many of us dream of writing a book. Why not. What greater story cans one write about than one's own. Each day brings a new beginning, a new page in the book of life.

What can you write about?

Someone said everyone has a story. How true. Each day that pass by, is a page in your book of life Where to start? From the very depths of your soul, from your heart.What stirs you? What excites you?What challenges you? What frustrates you? What makes you happy?

Are you having the so-called writer's block? All blocks can be readily removed, dealt with and best of all, replaced with determination .Just sit down and start writing. Think of a word, write about that word and keep writing. Simplistic? Not really. A word can get your fingers flying on the keyboard, or if you believe in paper and pen, go ahead and let your thoughts flow out from the tip of your pen to that precious paper.

Develop the habit of writing everyday, yes, everyday. Write something and you'd be amazed at the database of ideas stored in your brain waiting to be discovered. You do not have to write about a new idea, a new concept, a new theory. Think of a fresh approach, a different angle, a different perspective.

Think of this: You go on a nature hike with five of your friends. You take the same route, see the same scenery, under the same canopy of foliage and sky and step on the same terrain, hike under the same weather conditions.

After the hike, surely there will be five different versions of the experience or adventure. You go home and describe the day's hike to family and friends, each one will have different picture of the scenery, of the hikers and their experience. If this day was captured and frozen in time with your camera, each pair of eyes that looks at the picture will have different perspective of each picture. Each one will see different features that attracts their attention.

Life within you, life around you, people in your world, your hobbies, your dreams, your adventures. The list goes on. There is always an angle waiting to be discovered, an idea eager to be interpreted, to be written and shared with the world. So, what's holding you back? What is important is to just sit down and start writing. Tap into that deep reserve of knowledge that lies deep within. Swim in the river of experience,enjoy the swim as you get in deeper, your strokes stronger and more confident.

Don't put it off for another day. Surprise yourself. The world awaits to hear from you.


About the Author: Bonnie Moss writes about spirituality, tools available to all to walk the path. Visit her website , a metaphysical site that offers information on tarot, crystals, aura, journalling and related topics. Her various articles are published on high-end e-zines. She offers guidance and coaching through tarot. Visit her website http://goldencupcafe.tripod.com e-mail: christielk@excite.com

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