There’s a resurgence of poetry & short stories. Small book stores are coming back. People are reading more online, on their devices AND hardcover & soft cover publications. I’ll discuss all aspects of writing focusing on poetry, short stories, plays & songs. BUT no genre is excluded. As someone who was in entertainment as a performer and producer AND a published writer since the age of 14 in magazines, TV, published & produced plays, music & online I have a passion for the written word & writers. Whether you’re a pro, starting out or somewhere in between It’s always the Write Time Of Day!!
Welcome back books and thank you writers! The written word is not dead a d neither is the paper back or hard back book. There has been a resurgence Of writing and reading. AND we are all the better for it. We are not just reading on our phones, laptops or Kindles. We are buying books – most likely at a discount, but we are still buying them – and turning the pages. There’s just something about holding a book in your hand. Popular writers are definitely being read but new, lesser known and emerging writers are having the opportunities to be discovered. That is terrific for so many of us. Want to find out where to find that book you’re looking for? I’ve got a bunch of ideas and they aren’t all on the big A. https://www.kazakers.com
Whether you are a writer or a reader you have seen them. What are they? Mistakes! Grammatical, spelling, syntax, punctuation-and I’m not just talking about in casual writing. I’m talking about in published writing. Writing in books, magazines, newspapers, online magazines, blogs… you name it. I know it happens. I know sometimes no matter how many editors, how many eyes, how many computer programs that the copy has been sent through a mistake sneaks in. I’m talking about obvious and glaring mistakes that show the author was rushed, didn’t care, didn’t know better, or, or, or. Here I send you through a checklist of things to look for to make sure you’re writing- when it’s published- hits the mark. https://www.kazakers.com
Here is the simplest of simple meditations. You’re busy. You need to get to writing. So to bring you to that place of peace and focus this meditation is a must for you. It may it may not seem like much to you but it is a powerhouse! https://www.kazakers.com
Once we discover that meditation is helpful, and easy, we can incorporate it into our daily and writing life. Here I give you another meditation pointer AND it’s quick and simple. You’ll be saying to yourself “ I need to be doing this before every writing session”. Plus, it’s so simple, you will do it! https://www.kazakers.com
Focus, motivation, flow, inspiration are all important factors in writing. But we need to get there. Taking just 5 minutes can make all the difference!! I have some ideas for you. https://www.kazakers.com
Don’t lose your originality and writing identity with bad punctuation, grammar and spelling mistakes or emulating other “successful” writers. Be fearless with your own voice. Do your writing homework and research to help inspire you. Be careful with colloquialisms, and obliterating all the nitty gritty rules of writing. I’ve got some insights for you to help make you a better writer. Let’s start with the basics and work from there.
Where can we find the inspiration for our writing? Sometimes it is as close as our own experiences. You don’t need to “tell all” but you can certainly pass on your experiences in one way or another as “fodder” for your writing. I share a little tidbit about Stephen King and how he is inspired. Thanks for listening! Be good to yourself, be good to others and we will be meeting here again soon. https://www.kazakers.com
If you write in more than one genre did you ever get stuck? Lose steam? Come to a fork in the road and both roads are blocked? A dear friend of mine has a brilliant idea on how to break through those issues. I’m sharing it here with you. It’s simple but to me it’s revolutionary! Thanks for listening. https://www.kazakers.com
Welcome to my brand new podcast! The second podcast I am hosting here on Anchor! You can also check out “Are You Sure About This?” That podcast contains humorous and thought-provoking writing. A publisher once gave me their “rules for writing poetry“. While I’m sure there are a lot of publishers who feel this way, I think it’s important to break the rules. And often. That’s what sets us apart. That’s what catches the eye. That’s what makes writing exciting. So here are the rules I was given and the rules I came up with. Enjoy! https://www.kazakers.com