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Subject: Writing Tips
Date Posted: 3/18/2009 3:24 PM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2008
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How many out there have used Jeff Gerke's Tip of the Week at www.wherethemapends.com?

Do you agree with them? Are there any you really like or really don't like?

Have they made you more picky about your reading, like they have me?

 

HML

Date Posted: 3/20/2009 9:30 AM ET
Member Since: 7/8/2005
Posts: 305
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I had never heard of this site before.  I did check it out from the link you provided.  I've signed up for the newsletter and have checked out the tip of the week link.  I don't have much time to look at all of them right now, but I intend to do so.  I enjoyed tips #1 and 2 a lot.

I haven't answered in the thread asking why we write yet, but I write because I feel that God has led me to do it.  I should go answer in that thread while I'm thinking about it.

Thanks for the link.

Date Posted: 3/22/2009 7:14 PM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2008
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You're welcome! I haven't come across one single tip over there that I don't like and agree with. It took me a while to go through all of them--one here, one there, when I hade time--but it was really worth it! I hope it benefits you as it has me.

 

HML

Subject: Habits
Date Posted: 7/10/2009 9:09 PM ET
Member Since: 7/4/2009
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I write everything by hand with either really great black pens I.e. Uniball Vision or Bic Z+ or even if very eccentric "Ink" and a dipping pen with nibs, like you would use to sketch in ink basically. I write longhand on page after page and then I collect all the full pages in a plastic folder where they reside in the order of when they were writte.. Newest in the back oldest in front. Then when I get the initiative I go back later and type out all the things I've writtten by hand and in the process of typing I do some basic editing and evaluating of quality and intention and so on. Often I forget entirely what I have written until I type it out. Stories move forward naturally just like life, progress is made just by continuing on. Just by making an effort every day you are moving forward, that is all I know about it really. After all, editing is the fine process where you finally manipulate what you've written and shape it, until you are ready to edit it is fine just to keep churning out pages and dialogue and playing however you want to play creating a beautiful openness and freedom on the page, knowing it is freedom that opens up all the pathways and the closed places, so there is so much room for you in the uninhibited lined page universe.