The Life & Times of a Small Town Writer

Here come the words!

I have been busy as a bee trying to get my business plan in order and doing a lot of hard work changing things on all my social media sites. After all these years I am going to be making writing a serious profession!

Over the years I have played around with my writing and tried different things here and there. I have never really given it much thought till here of late. Writing can be a hard and even cruel profession with no guarantee you won’t starve, but it also is very rewarding too. There is nothing like holding your book in your hand for the first time and realizing the lasting nature of words! Long after you are gone those words will still be here!

2_mauve_victorian_lady This picture was found on google and I just love it! Someday I hope to enjoy dressing up in some fun vintage costumes and taking me a spot of tea. Just to say I did it! Why did I toss this picture in here? I just liked it and thought I would do so.  Also to make a point about needing plot structure. Without some planning things can get really crazy, really fast! Just like this photo and tidbit was random and throws off my post so can the lack of plotting throw off your story. 😉

I’m proud to say that I am a writer! I am also excited about this new adventure with words. It is a lot of fun to write books and be able to entertain others with my stories and poetry. It is also a lot of hard work and takes a lot of effort. If you are thinking about making writing a career my suggestion is to write every day and learn as much as you can about character development, plot structure, and marketing. I suggest studying business too.

Plotting is my least favorite part of the writing process. I admit I am a pantser and love to write it as I think it up, but that can get me into real trouble when it comes to the plot. If you don’t have any idea how your story is developing it will show. That is why doing at least a simple plot for your story is a good idea. You don’t have to be really structured, but you need a basic roadmap to go by!

I’m really glad to be in Debbie Burns group on Facebook called Creative Central. She has some great workshops for writers and the group is really supportive. I suggest you look for a good active group online to join. It is also good to have a writing group local for you to join and gain support through too. Groups are also great places to find beta readers as well as learn what works for other writers when developing characters and plots.

If you would like to check out my current books or have questions about writing in general click my name to visit my website.

Deedra Mosley, Author


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