August MacGregor

Celebrating Sensuality. Intended for mature audiences, 18 and over

Keep on Writin’

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writing journal, by C.C. Chapman (Flickr, Creative Commons)

C.C. Chapman (Flickr, Creative Commons)

“I have advice for people who want to write. I don’t care whether they’re 5 or 500. There are three things that are important: First, if you want to write, you need to keep an honest, unpublishable journal that nobody reads, nobody but you. Where you just put down what you think about life, what you think about things, what you think is fair and what you think is unfair. And second, you need to read. You can’t be a writer if you’re not a reader. It’s the great writers who teach us how to write. The third thing is to write. Just write a little bit every day. Even if it’s for only half an hour — write, write, write.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

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Author: augustmacgregor

I'm a writer of erotica and romantic fiction.

9 thoughts on “Keep on Writin’

  1. Solid advice!

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  2. Thanks for the reminder via Madeline L’Ingle (wow I recall her sci-fi kids book “A Wrinkle in Time” was one of my faves as a child) about journal- wriitng. Before I embraced social media and bloggin, I was a dedicated journal-writer. Now it seems the time I had for journal-wriitng is spent on social media. Some might think it’s the same – both places to express your thoughts – but I think you filter and express yourself differently when wriitng for social media – just in the knowledge that inevitably SOMEONE is watching! Be interested to hear your thoughts on this August. And thanks for the ‘Follow’. 🙂

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    • I completely agree that the writing is different between a journal and social media. With a journal, you can just unload your thoughts — but that filter is there with social media. I tried keeping a journal several years ago and got into for a couple of months, but I just didn’t keep up with it. I guess those emotions instead come out when I’m writing fiction. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  3. Write! That’s the best one word piece of advice I’ve ever seen for a writer. 🙂

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  4. Oh dear, don’t think I do any of that … maybe thats why I am still an amateur !

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    • I don’t keep a journal, but the other two pieces of advice have helped me so much… reading to learn and be inspired, and writing regularly to build confidence and keep those ideas coming. But the side effect is that I want to write more — and trying to fit that in!

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