A Writing Series · 16 September 2023

I feel like I need to write a series of blogs about writing. Or maybe just one post.

I have written a few blog posts about writing. Not tons, but enough to put together a short book. Which I have done. Not that it is comprehensive or anything like that. Rather, it is just a compilation of blog posts about writing. And it is completely out of date. (Actually, I do not remember what I wrote.)

Which is a funny notion in reality. But to be completely transparent, I rarely remember what I wrote once I wrote it. Oh, I have a vague idea, but then again, sometimes I do not remember any of the content. There are many times that I put my blog post preview out there (Thursdays on Twitter and Facebook) and my friends comment on it and I have no idea what they are talking about. It is a bit embarrassing. Or maybe it is just part of my process.

So writing a bunch of posts in a row about writing and my own writing process might be a good thing. That way I can remember what I wrote. Or at least I can refer back to what I wrote. Without having to go back years.

I am not sure that what I have to write about writing that could be a series. After all, I really just have a couple notions. Write often and publish what you write. That is about it. Two simple thoughts for aspiring writers. I suppose the third thought is quit aspiring and just write. But that is the same thought as the first one. Write. Publish. Write. Not much of a series.

Hmm. I guess that really is it. If you want to be a writer, quit talking about it and just write. Then, pick a publishing platform and publish. Then, write some more. Pretty simple. But again, not much of a series.

I suppose there are other topics I could talk about in a writing series. Software and such, but they do not really mean that much. At least not in the long run. Those topics really only matter once you have that habit of writing. Once you write every day. Which I suppose could be useful. After all, it is not just aspiring writers that read about writing.

Speaking of which, my favorite book about writing is still Stephen King’s On Writing. It has been a long time since I read it, but it is surely better than the couple lines of advice I have to give.

Well, there you have it. My series on writing. My series of paragraphs, that is. I guess I was right. My series turned into just one blog post.

© 2023 Michael T. Miyoshi

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