Have you ever had an idea pop into your head? The kind you knew was destined to be the next great novel or award-winning film? The kind that made you so excited to sit down and pen it onto the page, that you started scribbling madly in a notepad at work or in the margin of your textbook, only to find yourself thinking about it all day?
By the time you head home, you've got the whole plotline figured out, your characters are awesome, and you can feel yourself practically bursting with creative energy. You can't WAIT to start writing!
You fly through the door, rush through dinner, and finally sit down to write it. Twenty minutes goes by, maybe an hour. Enthusiasm turns to frustration then despair.
The page stays blank, or worse, it's filled with jumbled nonsense. Somehow your great idea turned into mush and now you're ready to give up altogether. You were so certain you could do it this time! What happened?
Trust me, I've been there. This is the moment that distinguishes a would-be writer from an actual writer. It is the line between thinking and doing.
The truth is that most people have great story ideas. After all, it's easy to daydream! The problem is that seeing it through is another story, and for many of us, the challenges of writing take us by surprise.
Whether you're stuck on the first page, or have a bad case of writer's block, there's good news! Writing It Wells is here to:
Help inspire you with new ideas, creative techniques, and writing resources.
Get you started with easy-to-follow tips, tricks, and examples.
Keep you motivated with positivity, ways to overcome writer's block, and help refresh your muse.
No matter where you are in your writing, the important thing is to never give up. You have a fantastic idea and the world is waiting for it! The question is: Are you ready to write?
My name is Alina Newman and I'm the creative force behind Writing It Wells. It's nice to meet you!
Who Am I?
That's a good question. Truth is, I'm still finding out! Here's what I know for sure:
I'm a writer who refuses to stop writing.
I'm freelancing and blogging out of Tampa, Florida.
Graduated from The University of West Florida with a bachelor's degree in Journalism and area of concentration in Creative Writing.
I'm also writing the fourth draft of my book, which I hope to get published!
When I'm not writing, I'm reading (mostly fiction/fantasy/books on writing, my favorite!)
I'm planning a wedding! Yay! This influenced the name of my blog: "Wells" is my future last name.
I'm addicted to coffee. Two cups a day at least. Pumpkin spice is a lifestyle, not a choice.
When I'm not writing, you can find me haunting thrift stores, buying more books, and cooking.
I'm always chillin' with my gnomies.
From the minute I learned how to read and write, I was a writer. Growing up I devoured every book I could get my hands on, wrote constantly in my journals, and began making up my own characters and stories by the age of twelve. I didn't stop and eventually those casual musings turned into book ideas and several manuscripts. Then life happened. I went away to college, graduated, and started experiencing the "real" world. Bills needed paying and dreams were often put on hold.
I grew more and more frustrated with myself and my circumstances. Then inspiration struck when I realized that pursuing my passion meant more to me than going through the motions. I quit my job and decided to publish the blog I'd been dreaming about making. Now I'm wholeheartedly embracing my authentic self and seeing where my writing odyssey takes me.
My goals for this blog are pretty simple. It's to provide an accurate account of what a writing journey looks like, provide ideas and support, and to help motivate all the would-be writers out there who need that extra push to get the job done. It will also serve as a community builder. I want to hear about your own growth and about the
ups and downs you've experienced. Share you knowledge! Your opinions and experiences matter!
Tackling the challenges of being a writer may be daunting, not to mention the discipline and sheer will power needed to see a book through from beginning to end. Add in the stress of daily life and relationships, and you start to see just how dedicated and sincere a writer needs to be to make it all come together.
The good news is that if I can do it, so can you! It doesn't matter how old you are, what your experience level is, or what you want to write. If you want to write, WRITE!
The key to success is to start writing and subscribe. As long as you make the effort, you will move forward, get better, and see results!
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Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to read! I appreciate you!