I miss writing on typewriters. We had this black typewriter (it’s very similar to the above image) and I would write my school essays and book reports using this manual typewriter. Not to mention that I wrote my literary collection project for my Filipino creative writing class, which got an A!
The typewriter is very noisy, though. Imagine if I wrote my stories using a manual typewriter. Imagine how angry my housemates would be.
You know what I really miss about typewriters? I was forced to finish my stories and it prevented me from getting sucked into over-analyzing plot and characters. I just wrote. Plus there was no Internet to distract me from writing.
When I move to Switzerland to write and edit for the rest of my life, I will get a typewriter so I can get more writing done.
Well, sort of.
It’s just easier to post on Tumblr, because I’m always on it anyway. Plus I like the attribution when you reblog something; the Notes feature shows everyone who liked and reblogged a post. You almost always find out who posted an entry first. In addition, submissions are welcome and appreciated. Also, I love that you can put the link for your source. Lastly, you don’t have to worry about text posts all the time because you can post photos, videos, audio files, links, quotes, and conversations.
I won’t completely abandon this blog, but it may take a while before I post original content on this blog. I do plan to post links to the Tumblr posts.
I have the URL down, but I do need an awesome – and creative – title. My choices are:
Do you have any suggestions? Leave a comment here! Thanks.
Now that I’ve reclaimed my bookworm badge – thanks to actual books and Kindle eBooks – I think my writer’s block has gotten worse.
I was writing a short story a few months ago, but I stopped because I ran out of ideas. There wasn’t much conflict and my protagonist was kind of weak. I wrote myself into a corner and I couldn’t figure out how to get out of it, so I abandoned the story. Then I started a story on my Manuscript iTouch app. But I haven’t had much time to write because my fiction-reading gets in the way and life (e.g. bridesmaid stuff, work, Netflix, DVDs, Tumblr, etc.) took over. It’s better than the previous story, though, as it’s about a love triangle and I’m developing the protagonist to be a slightly more kick-butt version of me. I just need to find the time to write it. Perhaps I can write something on the plane ride to Texas? If I don’t get sucked into Richard Castle’s Heat Rises or something, that is. (See?)
And I also need to revisit my Writing.com account. It’s been several months (at least) already!
*Sigh* I think I need to win the Lotto 6/49, so I don’t have to work in order to pay the bills and so I have more time to write.
I found this on Tumblr in February and I reblogged it for its brevity. I have been trying to apply these rules in my own fiction writing. Especially in the story I’m writing. I’m kind of struggling, though. I have acquired so many bad habits in writing that it’s hard to break them. And I mean, incredibly hard.
I think all writers should follow these rules. Do you guys think so? Fellow writers, have you applied these rules in your own writing? Has it worked?