Being An Author; Building A Story

Some gauge their day based on a word count. Others outline their story, chapter by chapter before they begin the process of writing.
Guest post By Author CJ Vermote

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Almost every time I close my eyes, a story starts building in my mind. My husband says I have a vivid imagination, and he is right. I can make a mountain out of a molehill, or imagine a solution to a crazy situation. Imagination…you bet, and I love it because that is what gives me the ability to create. Last night I woke up at about eleven, after a couple of hours of peaceful snoozing, and a scene began unfolding in my mind. Unfortunately, I don’t have a video recorder, or even a word processor in my brain, because it was a great short story. I couldn’t write it down as fast as my mind was describing it, and now that I’ve slept longer the images are only a faded memory. That, my friends, is what it’s like to be a writer. One can only hope they are prepared to see it…build it…record it…then write it. If I wake in the night, I try to think about the project I have going on instead of letting new ones take over, that way I can jot down the few thoughts and not lose an entire idea because I fell back to sleep.

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Why Do Writers Write?

One famous writer, whose name I no longer remember, once asked to have written on his tombstone, the simple legend, “He wrote only to be read.”

After a recent talk I gave on writing, some people waited behind to speak with me. One of them jokingly remarked, “What do you do with all the money you’re earning?” That is a question I have been asked more than once. There are some writers, I know, who write with the hope of making money – a vain enterprise – but the great majority of writers are concerned more about finding readers. One famous writer, whose name I no longer remember, once asked to have written on his tombstone, the simple legend, “He wrote only to be read.” Money was for him neither an issue nor an objective.

Reflecting further on this, I have come to the realisation that recognition, or fame perhaps, is little more a motivating factor to the truly committed writer than is money. So what drives the urge? I believe that the answer is twofold. There is simply the creative spirit that desires to bring into being something original, and there is the creative ego that yearns to share that creation. Most writers would confess, if they’re honest, to a secret wish to stand at the shoulders of everyone reading their work, to watch their every facial expression, to decipher their every reaction, and hopefully, to win appreciation, even praise, for their brainchild. So, while writing may appear initially to be a fire in the belly that must need find expression, ultimately it cannot be an end in itself. The creative ego is a hungry beast.

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The 7 Strategies to Get Focused

Be Determined. Great things take time!

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Get FOCUSED: 7 Strategies to get

F- Forge Ahead, O- On Purpose, C- Create Your Life, U- Until You Succeed, S- Start Today, E- Envision Success, D- Determine to Win

Are you forging ahead on purpose to create a life that leads to success? Have you started the process? Do you envision success? Are you determined to win?

Forge Ahead

How do you “forge ahead?” You take steps-baby steps. You know how a baby does it. You’ve seen how a baby maneuvers around. Think about it. The baby doesn’t stop. They keep on going, forging ahead; no matter what it is they are trying to do, whether it is crawling, walking, climbing, etc. They are always maneuvering, trying to find a way. This is what we have to do. We have to keep moving forward no matter the obstacles that cross our path.

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Great Quotes that will encourage authors to write

Here we bring some of the greatest authors quotes to inspire you to encourage your writing.

“A quotation is the repetition of one expression as part of another one, particularly when the quoted expression is well-known or explicitly attributed by citation to its original source, and it is indicated by  quotation marks.”

Here we bring some of the greatest authors quotes to inspire you to encourage your writing.

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