With the New Year just around the corner you may be thinking about writing that novel or story in 2017. Nothing wrong to having a goal about writing. In reality, writing is a good way to keep your mind active and strong.
From my experience there are three types of writers: the hobby writer, the amateur writer, and the professional writer. It is a good idea to figure out which writer you are, and most of us will fit in two categories the hobby writer and amateur writer.
- The hobby writer is a person who enjoys writing in his/her spare time by creating poems, stories and keeping a journal. This person loves creating with words and there’s nothing wrong with that.
- The amateur writer is a person who has the desire to become published by writing a novel and searching for techniques to take his/her writing to the next level.
- The professional writer is published and has established his/her writing career.
The vast difference between the hobby and amateur writer is that the amateur writer is searching out ways to improve his/her craft by reading novels and books on fiction writing, taking a class, attending a writers group, writing, and learning from his/her favorite authors.
Another huge difference writing a novel takes commitment, dedication, and passion. These three words, weed out the amateurs and the hobbyists for writing a novel isn’t easy and at times just plain old difficult.
There is no greater thrill to have a complete manuscript ready to be edited at your fingertips at the end of the first phase.
This is a busy time for me with Christmas just around the corner and with my second story released in the past couple of days. If you haven’t downloaded your free copy of Lady Dana of the Badlands just visit Smashwords.com
I would hope to hear your thoughts about my latest release for I enjoy connecting with my readers.
An exciting announcement coming soon!
With Thanksgiving almost here, I thought I would share my thoughts. Thanksgiving is a time to count our blessings and to be with family. In a few days, I will be gathering with my family, and IR…
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With Thanksgiving almost here, I thought I would share my thoughts. Thanksgiving is a time to count our blessings and to be with family. In a few days, I will be gathering with my family, and I’m looking forward to it.
The one thing I am thankful for the ability to read. We as a society take reading for granted, and don’t give it a second thought. There are many in our society who struggled to read a simple text.
1 in 5 people struggled to read due to Dyslexia.
In these individuals, reading is a difficult task because the left side of the brain has a hard time decoding language, and doesn’t connect with the pathways that form the ability to read.
In school, when we were taught to read; our minds were forming the pathways and connections to decode language on the left-side of the brain.
If you are a parent, you’ve seen this process of learning to read developing in your child.
How does struggling to read affect a person’s life?
Imagine trying to decode a simple post on Facebook with some of the letters flipped or having no phonics to words while reading.
A person taking a long time to fill out forms for medical or job application trying to decode letters and comprehend the information.
This is a hidden struggle in our society, but slowly is emerging into the light.
I hope you found this post helpful to you.
For more information on Dyslexia please visit understood.org