Posts Tagged ‘writing’

The Amateur Hour

March 5, 2018

Amateur Hour

When she found out about it, she was shocked. Is this what I can expect after all these years of struggle? Is this what she expect people to call her—not a real writer, but an amateur, an aging amateur?  They said that the book had typos and other mistakes. She slaved over the computer so that when she delivered the manuscript to the publisher, there would not be any typos or small fonts. What is going on? The book was her life; it made up a large part of her adult life and now the problem. It had to fixed and fixed ASAP. Her talent and dedication demanded that she stick up for what she cared about the most—putting down words on paper and making the words mean something.

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Writing Advice

October 17, 2008

I write all the time. Have completed 2 more novels after my first Different Flags. They have not been published because I have been out of the country for almost 3 years. Just keep writing. Never, ever give up.

Love and Consequences

March 5, 2008

I read the article on Love and Consequences. No, I don’t think it would have been better to say the book was fiction because then she wouldn’t have sold it. I think that Margaret Seltzer, like most writers, knew how hard it is to get published and she thought the best way to do that would be by saying it was her own story, not a fictional one. I am not justifying her. She did a bad thing and now she’s paying for it. I just understand how frustrating it is to have to beat your own drum and not get noticed unless you do something like what she’s done. Also, if her own sister busted her, that tells me her sister doesn’t get along with her. If it had been my sister, I would have called her before calling the book’s editors. Eugenia Renskoff

Motivation To Write

February 18, 2008

February 18, 2008: If you tell yourself, you want to write, 10 minutes a day are enough. Next week you will write 15 minutes, then 20, then soon half an hour. Do you want to be in a group, or will being by yourself be enough? A group will give you feedback. Do you want to write short stories, a novel, essays or non fiction? The most important thing is the need to do it, the drive. If you have this, nothing can stop you.

Friend

January 20, 2008

Sunday, January 20, 2008: I have lost a friend. The space on the IBook I was using to write is gone. I had written a lot there, but because of someone’s mistake, it is no more.It has vanished into Web trashland. That space was mine and I will have a hard time finding a replacement.

Vocacion de las Mujeres

November 21, 2007

Hola, El tema de hoy es muy interesante. Pienso que no debemos olvidarnos que la mayoria de las mujeres que salen a trabajar no lo hacen por ejercer una vocacion, sino que necesitan trabajar para mantenerse y mantener a sus hijos. Tener una vocacion es importante, la mia es ser escritora, pero la realidad que yo he visto y veo no es la realidad de la que hablaron sus entrevistadas esta tarde. Las mujeres si trabajamos lo hacemos para subsistir. Mas que nada por eso. Eugenia Renskoff