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Category: On Writing
How has texting changed the way you write?
This past Sunday was World Emoji Day. There was a writing prompt on the Daily Drafts & Dialogues blog too, Emojis, in case you missed it. And all this has me wondering how texting has changed the way we write in the 2020s, especially when they’re frequently filled with things like emojis and gifs.(more…)
Writing as a lifestyle, not a job
After nearly a decade of writing for a living, I’ve learned something important. If you want to make money as a writer long-term, you have to, ironically, embrace writing as a lifestyle, not a job.(more…)
On gendered perspectives in writing
Is it wrong to write from the perspective of a gender you don’t identify with? Meaning, if I identify as a woman, is it wrong to write a first-person narrative from the perspective of a man? Or a man to write from the perspective of a woman? Or a non-binary person from the perspective of a man or a woman? Here’s a quick note on gendered perspectives in writing.(more…)
Are most writers introverts?
Reading about, writing about, relating to, discrediting, and mocking MBTI personality types is all the rage these days. There’s even a Geico commercial out right now mocking them. –You know the commercial that has a woman in a diner telling the gecko that she is an introvert, which is rare (*cue the intended sarcasm*)?– Regardless, I have a theory about writers when it comes to personality types…(more…)
Assertiveness vs aggression in writing
When we learn to write essays or anything that’s not fiction, we’re instructed to write in the third person, matter-of-factly. We’re taught to substantiate any claims or opinions we include in our writing with expert evidence or resources written by experts. We are more or less instructed to practice assertiveness in our writing. Nowadays, however, it seems writers are conflating and confusing assertiveness with aggression when they write– especially writers who publish their work online. Why some writers do this may not be confusing. But understanding how writers conflate and confuse assertiveness and aggression in their writing might be. Alas, it’s important to pause for a moment and reflect on assertiveness vs aggression in writing.(more…)
Can SEO-driven writing be authentic?
I recently finished reading Mindf*ck: Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America by Christopher Wylie. And now I’m currently feeling pessimistic about this whole blogging thing, and anything I write and share online in general. But I don’t want to feel this pessimistic about anything I write or publish. So, I am going to try and process it all. And as I process it all, I am wondering: can SEO-driven writing be authentic?(more…)
Recently I made a big decision. I decided to write the current novel I’m working on in the first person, singular voice. It’s a work in progress, so we’ll see if this decision remains. However, there are still a lot of other decisions I need to make regarding this work in progress. One of them involves fictional tenses.(more…)
Notes on autobiographical fiction
Most authors write about people and places they come across in real life, experiences they’ve had or want to have, and stories they’ve encountered before. Do you? Do you write autobiographical fiction?(more…)
On mood-based writing
When you write, does what you write affect your mood? Or does your mood affect what you write?
Have you ever thought of mood-based writing? Is there any other kind of writing? And is there a way to use mood-based writing to your advantage?(more…)