Writer's Wednesday

Everyone's a Critic

Everyone's a Critic

If you're a writer, and serious about your writing, it is important to find a critique group…

Tales from the Tour

Tales from the Tour

At some point, all writers who are serious must, ironically, not take themselves too seriously.

Reading to Remove Roadblocks

Reading to Remove Roadblocks

From my perspective, there are rare instances when a writer creates a fresh character in literature…

Hit the road, Jack...

The last time I wrote that having a variety of job experiences is a good thing for writers, just for their overall education and background to draw from. I realize it also made it look like I couldn't keep a job, but there's nothing I can do about that. You may reach any conclusion you want.

Today I'm addressing another topic, and that is the benefit of travel as a source of education and material. I tend to believe this one, although I know it's possible to travel in one's imagination and still come out sounding knowledgeable. I'm confident Arthur C. Clarke did a fine job with 2001: A Space Odyssey.

I have traveled a lot, including 47 states and the District of Columbia. I have actually lived in Iowa, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia. I lived on USAF bases in Texas and Massachusetts. I also traveled in 24 countries, living in Germany, Turkey, and Israel, and stationed by the USAF in The Republic of the Philippines for eighteen months.

I have yet to live on another planet, but if that ever happens, there'll be something I can use for my stories. Travel!

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Writing Group Pt. 1: South Carolina Writers Association

Writing Group Pt. 1: South Carolina Writers Association

I promised you, dear reader, that I would post information about the two writers groups to which I belong. This one is under the auspices of the South Carolina Writers Association, an outstanding organization with chapters all over the state.

Done! Now what?

Done! Now what?

Alright, so what does a writer do when they finish a project, whether it be a novel, a stand-alone short story, article, group of poems, or any other work that has been completed? What do you do?