“I saw the Angel in the Marble and Carved until I set him free.” – Michelangelo
A version for writers could be “I saw the Story in the Manuscript and Edited until I set it free.”
It’s always a relief for me to get that first draft down and begin shaping, chiselling and crafting it into the story I envisage. I like to critically fork over every word, sentence and paragraph.
“Rewrite and edit until you achieve the most felicitous phrase / sentence / paragraph / page / story / chapter.” – Annie Proulx
Inspired by the prompt on The Daily Post blog and day eleven of the WordPress Blogging Course (Learning the Fundamentals).
Here’s an update on my progress for the WordPress blogging course (Learning the Fundamentals):
Day Two: Take Control of Your Title and Tagline ✔️
Day Three: Visit the Neighbors – Follow five new tags & blogs ✔️
Day Four: Identify Your Audience – create a post you’d like your ideal reader to see, and include a new-to-you element. (*See below)
Day Five: Love Your Theme ✔️
Day Six: Make an Irresistible “About” Page ✔️
Day Seven: Start Personalizing Your Site ✔️
Day Eight: Introduce Yourself to the Neighbors! Leave comments on four different blogs. (** See below)
*This particular post is written for the Day four task of “creating a post that I’d like my ideal reader to see”. If you’re here and reading this then you’re likely my ideal reader – someone who is like me – passionate about the topics of writing, reading and blogging!
** My task for today (day eight) is to leave comments on four different blogs. Okay… I’m coming to say “Hi!”…
I’ve signed up to the WordPress blogging course Learning the Fundamentals. It’s a 2 week course with 1 task per day to complete.
Day 1 – I have to write about “who I am and why I’m here.”
In my first post and About page I describe how I’m a writer in England here to learn, share and blog about all things writing.
Mostly I write quirky short stories -romance and women’s fiction.
I read widely across many genres, including science fiction and psychological thrillers.
Who are you and why are you here?
Welcome! I hope that you’ll enjoy sticking around here.
I’m here to share some of my own quirky fiction, undertake writing exercises and blog about all things writing.