I wish you well in writing. I know how difficult it can be.
I meant to throw a quote in my post that goes like this: Writing is no harder then ditch-digging
. There's a lot of truth in that, but I just saw a quotation on my Google ticker in Gmail that goes like this: Writing is the closest that men ever come to childbearing.
There's a truth in that too.
I like doing that too, I'm too lazy to go back and re-type everything. That having been said, I wished that things were at the point so that I can take my pen and write on regular paper and that be instantaneously translated into typed text. I know there have been great strides in this area, but I think there is a long way to go, though I do recall seeing a pen that recorded your strokes when you wrote with it, uploaded that to the computer upon syncing and then converted that to text. What bliss if I could do that on my $2 pens that I'm addicted to!
Yes, I do recommend Stephen King's book, On Writing
. I've never read any fiction of his, though I did recently purchase a hard cover of Cell
since it was only $9.99. I guarantee that you will laugh and cry your way through On Writing
. Similarly, even if you never intend to write screenplays, I highly
recommend How Not to Write a Screenplay: 101 Common Mistakes Most Screenwriters Make
by Denny Martin Flinn. You will learn so much from the second part of that book, that if it doesn't make your writing tighter, you need to just go ahead and hang up the idea that you're a writer.
I'll definitely check out Writing down the Bones
. Thanks for the rec.Did ya have fun closing out the hundreds of support tickets today?
I didn't close a damned one of them! Closing a ticket is asking for trouble at my job unless your instructed to close one.