We’ve moved beyond the notion that ‘everyone is a salesman’ (still true) to ‘everyone is a writer’, whether we are classified as such or not. Since there are very few not tapped into some form of social media, the posting, the tweeting, the texting, these ‘etchings’ still distinguish us. Even though they are just forms of communication, how we do it gives clues to our character.
A real writer gives body, depth, context, and acquaintance with their topic. This is why a little Yelp review isn’t a full-fledge food critic, but a song writer can be a storyteller.
I follow a number of writing blogs, and there is really ONE theme ALL professional (paid) writers (dead and alive) admit to: discipline. Just sitting down and doing it and making that behavior consistent. I’ve tried this with music writing, but that’s just not how melodies come to me. I’m ok with this now. It’s the editing which requires discipline.
This is both a good blog and a good post. Tools For Capturing Your Ideas in Writing Admittedly, I’m a post-it note whore.
If you follow me on twitter, you know I’m kind of a history buff. The first pencil factory was opened in 1832. This is an excerpt from the 100 Essential Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know
And this is just too freakin cool. A Carved Book Sculpture Garden
I still need to do last month’s book(s) review post. Soon.