I am pretty sure that there is some government organization out there monitoring my internet account now…
This morning, I started out googling pregnancy tests (for a character in my book, not me!).
My last Google search of the morning? Ways to tamper with someone’s brakes without getting caught. Also googled if this is even a good way to kill someone (also for a fictional character, not for me).
I then wondered if anyone monitors for people looking up how to kill people or sabotage their cars.
This then led to me searching for writer’s search history and I found some really funny stuff! I listed a few below, you guys should check it out if you get a chance!
- A Writer’s Search History: An Open Letter to the NSA
- The Weird & Worrying: Writers’ Browsing Histories
- Five Signs You Might be a Writer…Or a Serial Killer
I’ve been reading a LOT of books on novel writing lately. Especially if they focus on writing your first novel. Many times, I’ve finished the book and been left with this thought: “Why am I even bothering to write? I suck.”
All of these “helpful” volumes insist that, since I’ve never been published, I will never be published – unless I use self-publishing.
My favorite take away: If I want to improve my writing, that means that I need to improve my writing, and since the craft of writing is not something that can be taught (it is, of course, an innate ability given to a select few at birth), I have zero chance of ever improving my writing.
WHAT??? I don’t think that was what Hemingway meant…
It’s none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.
I bought these books to learn, not be told “I’m going to tell you how to write a good book. But since you bought this book, you don’t have what it takes to write one yourself.” Continue reading