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Wordy Wednesday

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I’ve noticed this series called Wordless Wednesdays, but you know me, can’t keep my mouth shut or my fingers quiet. So it’s Wordy Wednesday to me. And I’m thinking more about how I can improve my writing in the coming year. First I know a few people who have written for a living. Others are involved in literary organizations. I will seek guidance from others.

Keyboard at the ready Captain. Photo by Mike Hartley

I can probably find endless tips and resources on Google and if I hit the library the books on it that fill many shelves. One thing I have been blessed with is that I really like to write. This past year I committed to writing every day and I look forward to it. One tip I read recently is to try to write earlier in the day. I have to admit it seems to flow better than late in the day.

Even though it might not seem like it I try to edit as best possible. I’ve even taken up the habit of reading it out loud most days. I do a pretty bad job at it. Another tip I saw was to come back to it at a later point instead of trying to edit just after writing. I’ve noticed I’ve caught and changed some things when I’ve done that.

Just writing is intimidating as hell when I think about the talent I see and enjoy. Gives me something to aspire to at the same time.

I’ve remembered though the more I shoot the easier the words seem to flow. So tomorrow I’ll be out and about trying to get moving on a few projects.

I also discovered backtracking on a few posts that writing when really tired usually results in some weak content so I’m going to stop now before I embarrass myself further because I feel like I could fall asleep in my chair here.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • There seems to be an ever-growing percentage of people who are willing to kill on the highways. The response seems to be we will clean up the mess but can’t stop it.
  • Haircuts are good confidence boosters. And relaxing.
  • Do you ever feel like you could sleep for a week?
  • I’ve discovered what it is about a heated reclining chair that I like. It’s a heated reclining chair.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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