NEW WRITERS, WHEN WRITING YOUR NOVEL…DO YOU USE THE SAME WORD FOR EMOTIONS / EXPRESSIONS TOO MANY TIMES?

Posted in Author, Book, Creative, Creative Writing, Inspiration, Memoir, Novel, writer, Writing, Writing Experiences with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2015 by A. J. Lee

You’ve written your chapter or a large amount of your Novel, then having read through it. You see that you’ve used the same word too many times? Emotions/Expressions. I know  how frustrating that  can be.  On the first draft of my book,  I used the words ANGRY,FRIGHTENED , and PLEASED to name a few, too many times.  I had to change them, making sure the altered words were appropriate.

Now when I handwrite, I underline the word I want to check for similar actions, if typing I add an extra letter at the end of the word, so that it’s then highlighted.  I can check the word once I have completed my chapter. The underlines bring it  back to your attention. If it looks right just correct the spelling.

When reading through your manuscript, you can become word blind. Especially if you read it immediately after a writing session.  Leave that piece of writing  for a day or two then read it  through again with a fresh mind.

Use a Thesaurus for the words you wish to change. List them, tick them when used.

The word ANGRY, you can also use some of the following:- annoyed, heated, raging, furious, fuming, enraged, pushed to far, infuriated, livid, upset, mad.

FRIGHTENED :- afraid, alarmed, anxious, concerned, confused, distressed, fearful, mortified, puzzled, scared, shaken, terrified, uneasy, worried stiff.

PLEASED :- happy,satisfied, content, cheerful, delighted, hearty, at pease, cheerful, content, glad, thankful, satisfied, excited, overjoyed, elated, joyous, thrilled.

This is how I polish up my manuscripts.  I hope it is of help.

Happy writing,

AJ 🙂

How are you doing on the second day of the 50.000 words in the month of July project? I would love to know.

Posted in Book, Creative, Creative Writing, Inspiration, Memoir, Novel, Task, writer, Writing, Writing Experiences with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2015 by A. J. Lee

I have started, I am  at  the moment at 2,737.  It is only three thirty pm. in UK.   I am taking  a break for a while.  I have to  eat.  Keep up  my  strength..  I  thought  I  would put  an update on the blog first..   How are you doing?  Have you  managed to get started?   I  would love to know.  I have to go now and make my meal.  Then I  will type some more.   I am motivated.

Happy writing all

AJ 🙂

Are you ready? Today is the start day for your writing project… 50.000 words in the Month of July.

Posted in Author, Book, Creative Writing, Memoir, Novel, Task, writer, Writing, Writing Experiences with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 1, 2015 by A. J. Lee

Today is the day 1st July, are you ready to start, and write 50.000 words of your proposed Novel.  Are you prepared.  Can you do it?

I am certainly going  to do my best this month.

Don’t  worry about the beginning.  Just  write. This is your first draft.  Alterations and amendments can be added or deleted on the re write second draft.

This project  will get you into the habit of writing every day.  If you  don’t quite get to the 50.000 words, this has got you started and in the habit of writing every day.

If you  can write  1613  words a day it will get you to the target  50.003

That doesn’t mean you  have  to write that amount of words each day.  One day you  may  have a great flow of writing.  Another not so  much.  Just keep writing.  Get that book you’ve always wanted to write started.

Happy writing to you  all

AJ 🙂

1st. JULY IS NEAR. CAN YOU WRITE 50.000 WORDS OF YOUR PROPOSED NOVEL IN A MONTH?….WHY NOT TRY

Posted in Author, Creative Writing, Inspiration, Memoir, Task, writer, Writing, Writing Experiences with tags , , , , , , , on June 28, 2015 by A. J. Lee

On the 1st of June I asked this same question. Can you write 50.000 words of your proposed novel in a month? How did you do? I must admit, I didn’t get there. I have hand written a great deal of my second book. Not typed it yet. The writing of my second book,  a  follow on series of events from my first, is difficult. I realized some readers may obtain the second, not having read the first.  I now know what I have to do .. phew…

Lets all try in the month of July to reach the goal of 50,000 words.
If you can write 1,613 words a day, this will equal 50,0003 words for the month.

If you write more well done.  If you  write less… try for 3,000 the next day.

Whether you  reach the goal or not you.  It’s kick started you into  writing every  day.

Wednesday is the day to start, so prepare be ready. Can you do it?
I am certainly going to try and get my first draft completed this month.

Please let me know how you get on. I’d love to know.

I will add my facebook link to a blog in the first week of July. should you wish to contact me with your progression or a chat 🙂 …

Happy writing to you all,
AJ 🙂

PAGAN – MESSAGE FROM THE DAILY TAROT CARD. THIS WAS THE PUSH I NEEDED.

Posted in Author, Book, Creative Writing, Inspiration, Memior, Pagan, People, writer, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , on June 20, 2015 by A. J. Lee

Each day I take a Tarot card. My message guide for the day.

Today I had the Ace of Coins.
The Message of the card.
An opportunity is coming your way has good potential. This is a time to get started..
Your plan, idea needs to make it into the physical world.
The investment of time, and energy or other resources is needed. It’s a good time to get started and the new venture is very promising.
I had to mention this as I have been holding back a little on my second book. Too many distractions. Yes, I have handwritten a great deal. I needed a push to collate it. That card has motivated me.
Do you have a moment of lapse or self doubt?
I have cleansed my room today. A feeling of calm. Motivation. I will  get my writing in order. See it unfold as it should. I must admit I was astonished at this message.
They say everything happens for a reason.

Blessings and Happy writing to all
AJ 🙂

A BIG thank you to all you lovely people.

Posted in Author, Book, Masseuse Madam, Memoir, People, writer, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2015 by A. J. Lee

I thank all who  have visited my blog pages.  It’s such a great feeling to be in touch with so many people from all over the world.  I look on my stats map.  It’s so nice to  see Countries we are in touch  with.

Today in UK the weather is horrible.  Rain, Thunder, and flash floods in some areas. not as warm as it should be for this time of year. Where is our Summer?    But for us writers we don’t always see the weather outside.  We are in our own little world of fantasy.  Thank  goodness for that.

I send sprinkles of happiness and good health to you all.

Have a great day,

AJ 🙂

Today I began writing more on my Memoirs. The second book. This was disrupted. Annoying, but forgiven.

Posted in Adult, Author, Book, Masseuse Madam, Memoir, writer, Writing with tags , , , , , , on June 10, 2015 by A. J. Lee

Early this morning I began writing more on the second book of my memoirs.   My intention to  collate the information from my notes.   Set it in order before I type it.

I’d given my written work a few weeks break.  I  read through the pages hand written. Now I can see the errors.

Then I was pounced upon by the cat.  Who didn’t want a cuddle.  No!,  he decided to sit on the papers, grab at my pen as I wrote.  I had to stop writing.  He then curled up  to sleep on my notes.   Writing had to stop for a while, I didn’t want to make him  move.  So kind aren’t I?

I left him asleep stretched out, comfortable and warm on the paper.

I made a coffee, took this with me into the garden,   Time to get some fresh air.    I had more ideas come to mind while I inspected the roses. Looking for the awful greenfly.   The ideas are now on my ipad.  I will write them into the appropriate sections later.  The Cat is still sleeping.  Unaware. he had helped,  the disturbance was forgiven.

Happy writing to you  all,

AJ 🙂