Sometimes a writer is lucky enough to be able to say he or she has aÂ biggest fan and I am one of those. Yeah, that wacky broad named The Shmata Queen is her and though she is crazy I figure on this Saturday night I’ll give her the rose above.
Billy Joel is playing And So It Goes Â in the background and I am thinking about how music and blogging fit together so very well. Because music moves people and so does great writing.
5 Songs- A Music Intermission
- Happy– Bruce Springsteen
- Whiskey Lullaby– Brad Paisely and Allison Krauss
- Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan
- Over The Hills and Far Away– Led Zeppelin
- Gypsy-Â Fleetwood Mac
Write With Reckless Abandon
One of the dad blogger groups has been delving into writing, plumbing the depths about how to do more than just tell a tale. Â I don’t know about you, but I love that stuff.
It is part of why you can find so many posts here about writing. Look atÂ Twenty-Five Links That Will Make You A Better Writer/BloggerÂ or dig intoÂ 1 Foolproof Way To Become a Better WriterÂ and you’ll see certain themes run are a constant.
I will always advise bloggers to just write. Tell the internal editor that lives inside your head to go away and just write with reckless abandon.
Put your pen on the page, fingers on the keyboard and let the words flow from your fingertips. Sometimes you will fall short and you will be disappointed by what you produce and sometimes you’ll come up with gold.
You never know for certain how people will respond. I thought this piece was junk but it is among the most popular posts I have written.
How Bloggers Make More Money & Have Better Sex
Have I mentioned that women rarely respond well to being called crazy, hysterical or being asked to relax? No? Ok, consider yourself warned and informed.
Also should you ever come across the Shmata Queen remember that it takes her a moment to wield that big black purse. If you keep your eyes open you usually have enough time to duck, but once that monstrous thing gets moving it packs one hell of a wallop.
Ok, if you really want to know how bloggers make more money and have better sex you’ll have to leave me some comments. But if you are willing to settle for a summary the answer is bloggers are more effective communicators and more effective communicators talk to their partners and build deeper levels of trust.
Deeper levels of trust lead to better sex.
How is that for 30 seconds of thought.
More Words About Writing- What Many Fail To Do
What many writers fail to do is truly imagine themselves as the reader of the posts/article/story they are writing. Â When you fail to picture yourself as the reader you sometimes forget to try to answer the questions your readers have about whatever you are writing about.
And let’s not forget that sometimes less is more.
One of the most powerful tools you have to rely upon is the readers’ imagination. If you provide just enough detail they will fill in the blank spots and sometimes they’ll do a better job than you could have.
If I told you I wrapped both of my hands in her hair and looked her in the eye you’d take those words and then run with it, within the context of the story that is.
Two hands in her hair could go a million different directions- could be romantic/action/comedy.
The Final Words On This Post
Writing is subjective, always has been and always will be. I never grow tired of reading Mark Twain’s comment about wanting to beat Jane Austen to death with her shin bone, or something like that.
Some people love Hemingway others hate him.
And as impossible as it may seem, some love my work and some hate it.
Don’t worry about whether people will like/love or hate your work. Just write.
It really is a skill you can improve with practice but if you never put your pen to paper you’ll never improve. Got to run for a while, back to update this joint again with the tales of the great Olympic party of 2014.