On Writing

10 thoughts on “On Writing”

  1. Hi Nannie, one key idea that you should always, always remember is: write hot, edit cold. As inspiration may come from anywhere, even from an immaculate paper, ideas can also come from trimming down. Writing is like design, it is best not when you have anything else to add, but when you do not have anything else to take away. 🙂

    1. Oh, Kuya Marion! Thank you for that golden nugget of writing advice. I’ve always looked up to your clean and precise writing style, as I always fall into the trap of verbosity. Sir Paje keeps reminding us to trim down the fat in our writings, you guys can never stress it enough. I’m glad I am always reminded 🙂

      I miss reading your poems. Do you still publish it anywhere online?

    1. Glad to have you stumble upon my page then, else I wouldn’t be able to see your blog! I can see that you post on a regular basis. That’ll definitely encourage me as well. I will come back often, your posts amuse me! Thanks for the feedback! 🙂

  2. “We are our own worst critics.”

    I still battle with the fear of mediocrity; but I also realized I wasn’t writing for anyone but me, and sharing because it wasn’t fair to keep what I felt was my calling to myself.

    It’s true that the more you do it, the better you get. It’s just key to keep doing it.
    I also joined post a week to make myself write. Glad to have you with us! 🙂

    1. I can’t agree more. I have this internal battle with the fear of mediocrity, but for every accomplished work, I would eventually realize that I shouldn’t write for anyone but myself.

      Glad to be part of this too, thanks for sharing!

  3. Great post today about writing. I agree that we are our own worst critics and loved the suggestion that we write hot and edit cold.

    I am a writer. When I write I lose track of time, I get involved with my words, I love to see the end result. I am a writer. Thanks for bringing that to my attention!

    Warm Regards – Marge

    1. Hi Marge!

      It’s a pleasure for me to bring that to your attention, I’d love to read your works someday. I could relate to how one could lose track of time when writing — sometimes I would just keep writing and it would feel like 5 minutes when it’s been an hour already. Thank you for leaving a comment!

  4. Hello. Nice post! 🙂 I agree. Write consistently. Never force yourself to write something if you don’t feel like writing. I also recently joined postaweek and I even missed a week because I don’t feel like writing something. Hehe! I’m a newbie blogger so feel free to visit my site and leave a comment if you like: allenjambalaya.wordpress.com 🙂

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