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  1. Sadie said:

    Book projects eh? Me too. Of the fiction sort. I like that you are using your blogging as a means to hone your writing skills. I kept a blog (as you know) for YEARS! I enjoyed it and it certainly does help you find your writing voice. Might I also recommend Stephen King’s On Writing? Good stuff.

    December 24, 2014
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    • BoSalisbury said:

      Thanks for that pointer, Sadie. I’ll check it out. I’d like to hear more about your writing plans. Mine are pretty mundane.

      December 24, 2014
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  2. Sadie said:

    My writing plans are to write at least 1,000 words a day. It can be a journal entry, some thoughts on scripture or a short story that I can maybe develop later. The goal is just to write words. I find that Facebook, Twitter and other Social Media outlets have really done the art of writing a disservice. Nobody really wants to read some lengthy blog post anymore-they just want soundbites, updates, pithy quotes. Drive me nuts. I think us readers/writers need to retreat back to what we love and nurture the pulling together of words. Write, WRITE, write everyday!! That’s my challenge.

    January 3, 2015
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    • BoSalisbury said:

      Right on. You probably have done the same thing: I know I just need to sit down to read, write, draw, pray and do my Greek every day. There are no shortcuts. A couple weeks ago, I looked at pro tips on drawing and writing — it comes down to what we already know: you get better at writing or drawing or anything by doing it. I really have killed the desire to have my drawing or writing liked by others… or, me! I don’t care how bad it is, I’m going to keep on doing it, because I like to… because I want to.

      January 3, 2015
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  3. Sadie said:

    and might I add because you *need* to? It just comes spilling out of me sometimes. Here’s a quote from an all-time fav

    “So okay― there you are in your room with the shade down and the door shut and the plug pulled out of the base of the telephone. You’ve blown up your TV and committed yourself to a thousand words a day, come hell or high water. Now comes the big question: What are you going to write about? And the equally big answer: Anything you damn well want.”
    ― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

    January 4, 2015
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