Dreams of a Young Writer

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Every writer, whether professional nor a newbie, has a lot of dreams. I believe that not only writers but even those people who are in different fields. As a young writer, my dreams are quite high. I want all of it to come true but I don’t know when and how. I guess many of us have this problem. We have many things in mind that we want to do but we don’t know where to start and how to do it. The enemies of writers why they can’t get what they want or achieve their dream are fear, lack of self-confidence, and lack of perseverance. If you really want to achieve something or reach all your goals in life we should not be afraid to fail, to commit mistakes, and be doubtful of our skills. Let’s dream big and aim high. Start from dreaming of what you want to become then start doing something to get in there.

I want to share you the dreams that I want to achieve in the near future. And I hope that you do the same.

 

This is what every writer wants, right? I am not sure with you but for me, writing a book and be able to publish it is on the top of my dream list.

Someday… I will get my bags and travel around the world. I will write everything about the place, people, and culture that I have been to and share it to the world.

To have my own writer’s space.

They say this only happens in stories or in books. I don’t care if this thing doesn’t exist in reality, but I still believe that it can come true. (hopefully)

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10 Unlikely Words

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The following words are not often in use in everyday conversation. But you can use when you write specially fiction ones. I find them really appealing and how I wish I can use them in the near future.

Here are some of my favorites:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Do you have your own favorite unlikely words? Post them here.

I’ll share another batch next time 🙂

 

 

Ask Yourself: Why do you write?

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My Reading Journey

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Aside from writing, one of the things that I really like doing during my spare time is reading. In fact, even if I’m busy with my studies as long as I have extra few minutes of my time I still grab a book and start reading. I have lots of friends who are also bookish or love reading. Actually, this is one common characteristic that we have. We all love books. We talk about what we’ve read and we share everything that we’ve learned through reading. Reading is such an interesting hobby. The reason I love it is because in every book that I read it always takes me into another world. It exercise my imagination and it develops my creativity in writing.

Others say that if you want to become a really good writer you must become a wide reader. Through reading, you can learn variety of approaches on your writing. When you read often you will notice how other writers create their own world into their written works and you can also apply it on your writing. There are plenty of benefits that reading can do for you so I really urge you to at least read and finish a book. When you indulge yourself into reading, you will not only entertained by what you are reading you will also get an emotional satisfaction on it.

If you are encouraged and want to try reading a book, allow me to share you some good reads that you will surely love. I have read these books and I truly enjoyed it. I read different kinds of genre and I don’t limit myself in one particular type of reading. I want to explore all types of book because I want to go in entirely different worlds.

1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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2.  Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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3.  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

4. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

5.  Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

How To be Productive When Writing

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Writing is actually something that I do love to do regardless of how busy I am. The fact that I also make time to do it, I mean there is no excuses when it comes into writing. I can say that having a pen and paper at my bag is something that I should never forget at all time. Well, it’s just turned into habit since I don’t want to miss a chance when a good idea comes to my mind. To think that it is really hard if you start into writing but then there is no ideas that you can use.

The three things that help me to be really productive when writing:

1. Always start in choosing a topic that you like the most – this helps me to really concentrate with what I am about to write. I guess sticking with a topic that I like the most is simply one of the effective way that any student or writers should do. In this way the consistency in what should be written can be achieved.

2. Choose the best place to write – it’s hard to focus when you are in a very crowded and noisy place I can attest that when you are in that kind of environment it’s impossible to do an important. That’s why as much as possible better choose a peaceful place to keep your mind at the right track and be more productive.

3. Read a Lot – this is one of the things that I do to really keep the pace in writing. In this way I can say that I am being productive both in discovering from the things that I read as well as in what I write.

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I hope that the following tips might be a helpful one!

Seek First To Understand

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How often have you heard someone say, “I know that’s what I said, but what I meant was…” or some other example of it?

Communication is an interesting thing. We use words to convey ideas and often struggle to find the right ones. Speaking of course is the worst because it is real time. All the editing typically happens between the head and the mouth.

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Now, if you’re a poor conversationalist, the tips I am about to provide probably won’t help you much. You’re better off renting the movie: The King’s Speech. What I want to work on here is how to be better understood in a more formal speaking setting. That being said, here are some simple tips:

1. Have a point – it is important to be a better communicator. To be clear here, when I say ‘have a point’ I mean something you can articulate in a single sentence. “The reason I am speaking to these people is…”

That sentence will become the anchor to which I attach all the info you are about to provide. Without it the information becomes overwhelming and floats off into the sunset like a boat one the waves.

2. Stick to the point – If you’re being asked to speak you have information. You probably have enough information to speak for hours. But how much of that information supports your point?

In business setting I typically find that something like more that half of the information in any presentation really belongs in an appendix, stuff that supports the talk but isn’t directly connected to the main point. Leave all THAT stuff out. Save it for the question & answer at the end.

3. Consider you audience-  Whatever it is you’re communicating should have some relevance to why your audience is there. Otherwise your point becomes one of trying to prove how smart, or funny, or important you are.

It is important to connect to your audience and learn to seek first to understand rather than just talk about yourself.

 

5 Ways Writing Has Made Me A Better Person

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This is why writing is important. People should try it more often.

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1. It makes me more empathic.

There is an old saying about “wearing many hats”; well a writer has to wear many heads. You cannot get away with writing from the outside in; you must learn to live inside another mind. Doing that in writing makes it easy to extend that to your personal life. Questions like “What is this person’s motivation? What drives him or her?” don’t have to be limited to writing workshops or book clubs; these questions also apply to real people in real situations, and understanding that means understanding them.

2. It makes me a better reader.

I’ve always loved to read, but it wasn’t until I began to write seriously that I fully appreciated what a joy a perfectly executed sentence is. I read somewhere that Hunter S. Thompson as a young man used to re-write “The Great Gatsby” line by line to help him…

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Babble, Babble, Babble

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I have been planning on writing a short story for days now. but I can’t seem to think of anything to write about. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I’m not uninspired or anything. I just can’t think of something to write about that I think will be a good read. yeah, call me a itsy bitsy perfectionist, but when I write something, I put real effort into it. I don’t wanna just smash the keyboard and then BOOM! a wild short story appeared!

But anyway, I was wondering if I could write about a girl that travels. you know? someone who travels a lot! and she likes writing and photography and stuff. and the story unfolds ala Eat.Pray.Love..but wait, a short story would not suffice with that plot!

Another problem is this. I really really love writing. I could probably write a lot but I don’t think I have the patience to write a novel! I don’t think I could craft a coherent plot. and to just add, I am pretty lame at writing endings because I always AVOID like the plague an ending that seems to cliche’. so instead of writing some happy ending, I kinda leave my readers (if there’s any) hanging.eat pray love

But that’s just really my story and my style. I want to write about something relevant. you know, kinda like a social critique. like let’s say about the NSA or something. yeah! yeah! how about that, wait for it. I’ll post it here.

Toodles.

My Top 5 Favorite Quotes About Writing

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Writing is one of the things I always do on my spare time. But you know, I’m not professional. I just make sure that I can use the subject-verb agreement properly. Putting up this blog is an activity of mine to enhance my skills in writing. It is like a practice for me. I have a love and hate relationship with writing. There are times that I am really enthusiastic with writing and no one can interrupt me to write all those ideas popping out of my head. But most of the time, laziness comes in. Times that you are too lazy to write anything. Words are slipping out and no idea at all. When these times are haunting me, I only read quotes pertaining to writing. It inspires me and help me to write creatively.

1. STEPHEN KING – If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.

My say: It’s a good thing to read. Then you can write some thing. Even if it is a simple writing about your day.

2. SYLVIA PLATH – And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.

My say: Have the guts to write. Anything. Work your mind out.

3. WILLIAM FAULKNER – Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.

My say: Be a voracious reader.

4. DOUGLAS ADAMS – I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.

My say: Beating the deadline is your goal.

5. BARBARA KINGSOLVER – Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.

My say: Speak your mind and heart. Let people know what you can offer. Share them your adventure.

 

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