Tell your MP that you don’t support Bill C-11. Our version of the American SOPA/PIPA. Don’t let your rights be trampled!
For the month of November I am asking for sponsorship while I write for NaNoWriMo 2011. This fundraising will go to inspire 300,000 potential writers\authors. It also helps the Office of Letters and Lights continue to do charity work for classrooms and children around the globe.
I don’t ask much but whatever you may be able to sponsor me for will be very much appreciated.
Among the writer circles you will here the saying “write what you know”. What does that entail? Well, what do you know? When you write what you know the words flow better than trying to figure out what you don’t know. For some people this means non – fictional books for self help or technical trades. For others, like myself, genres like horror and psychology come easy because of life experiences and massive amounts of research.
It’s like telling a doctor to perform mechanical work on a truck if he has no experience when you write what you don’t know. However, it doesn’t mean that you don’t seek out that knowledge either. If a psychology class is going to help you with your current project take that psychology class. Invest in your knowledge and writing career. Make no mistake, investing in your writing is the best investment you could make at any point in your career as a writer.
Taking those plot and character development courses or that creative writing course only adds to your skills and abilities. It also adds a tremendous leg up on writing what you know. Build those skills and keep plugging forward. It a fork in the road? Take another course to add to your knowledge base, even if that course is a publishing course. Investing in building up our knowledge base and what we know is never a bad idea, ever.
I’m not usually one for memes but here goes as I was tagged by a fellow author and I feel I should indulge respectfully since they took the time to think of including me.
“Sometimes you can learn more about a person by what they don’t tell you. Sometimes you can learn a lot from the things they just make up. If you are tagged with this Meme, lie to me. Then tag 7 other folks (one for each deadly sin) and hope they can lie.”
Pride — What is your biggest contribution to the world?
My children, all 5 of them. I should hope they would contribute in return when they grow older.
Envy — What do your coworkers have that you wish was yours?
Of my fellow authors that are published, I wish I was too. I’m envious of those who have their agents and published works already.
Gluttony — What did you eat last night?
Lasagna, made by my husband and kids. Better than restaurant style!
Lust — What really lights your fire?
My husband of course…then there’s Vin Deisle, Jason Stotham, Angelina Jolie …was that out loud that last one… ops
Anger — What is the last thing that really pissed you off?
What makes me angry, not much what irritates me is another story.
Greed — Name something you hoard and keep from others.
My coffee…I’m greedy with coffee. No one better touch my timmies, it’s all mine I tell you..MINE.
Sloth — What’s the laziest thing you ever did?
Staring at the dishes pretending they’ll wash themselves magically.