Not at all. I certainly understand how different writers prefer (or require) different types of stimulation or motivation. My own writing style is very different from those that how-to writing books address.
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2/2/06 at 4:22pm
Originally Posted by Wolfcat
Eh, I always hated the "write on this topic" stuff :yawning: . I'm more of a "write x pages in y genre" .
My fav book on writing is Stephen King On Writing. It is SOOO funny. And it really brings home how hard it is to break in and get going, even for such a popular and prolific writer. (BTW, he isn't one of my fav author, but I still have to admire him for his accomplishments.)
Originally Posted by zenfulmama
good morning, so let's see, i like writing prompts. that being said, i have found that i get the most organic (subconcious delicious release) flow from prompts that i have an emotional response from.
i used my2girlsmama's poem about nursing her daughter as a prompt two nights ago, and the wellsprings were released. i had been needing to grieve, and that aided by my lovely menstrual hormones gave me a 2 hour writing/crying session that let me document memories, and love, and the beginnings of a beautiful new poem that i hope to post sometime today...yeah! so, yes i like prompts, ones that give me an emotional response...
Originally Posted by leahida
I have been lurking on and off for a while, and here I am finally posting
I am a first-time mama to 10 week old ds, and am trying to sell a memoir that I've been working on for almost 5 years now. I have an agent and we seem to get close to selling it, but then editors find some objection so it doesn't get picked up. I'm trying to stay optimistic and thick-skinned, as you must in the world of publishing.
I've not been doing much work on the memoir lately, but I have been trying to keep my writing muscle flexed by writing in my blog (linked to my name in my sig below), mainly essays and short musings about motherhood from a Buddhist perspective. I promised myself I'd write a little every day, but I am falling short of that goal. I'd like to be more disciplined. I know from all the writing books I've read that the way to do it is to do it!
I also enjoy writing poetry. I wrote my first poem since Sami was born, and will post it in the WIP...
Looking forward to getting more active in this forum. I've really enjoyed the writing I've read here!