Joshua Cook is spotlighted today here at Cabin Goddess. Please help me welcome him and don’t forget to check out his GREAT website and upcoming projects as well as past ones over at Zombie A.C.R.E.S.!
Welcome to Zombie Week Joshua Cook
I have been writing for as long as I can remember, though to be honest, most of that was nothing more than random scribbling on paper. Through various means of self destruction and loss of motivation, nothing more ever came of most of those writings.
For the past six years or so, I have done a lot more freelance writing work. I have become accustomed to writing website copy, informative articles, and other professional type writing; but again approached this with the same gusto (or lack thereof) as I had my previous attempts.
B.K. Walker is another great author that Win With eBooks is promoting for the March 15-18th event. Today I am going thrilled to offer you this great piece she has passed on for me to share with all of you! SO site back and enjoy!
So You wanna be a writer? Read on, Ms. Walker has some great advice!
Finding Your Voice – Can You Be The Writer You’ve Always Wanted to Be?
I’ve worked with many authors and writers over the last couple of years. It amazes me the talent that I constantly come across. I’m not talking just mediocre talent, I’m talking the next Nora Roberts or Nicholas Sparks kind of talent. I’ve helped authors and writers in many different aspects of writing and marketing, including interviews where I ask authors advice, and what they wished they knew before hand.
As many of you know, I interview authors live on Blog Talk Radio at my very own show called BK Media Entertainment. This is where I get down to the nitty gritty of writing
There are many forms of greatness when it comes to writing but in the modern age there seems to be something of a split. There are so many genres out there it’s hard to keep track of everything. Many writers find they can acclimatise to more than one field but others prefer to stay in their comfort zone and I include myself in that camp. You’ll find me in the sci-fi/fantasy section though with my novels, collectively known as the Elencheran Chronicles, I am trying to do something different with fantasy. I don’t want to be a poor pretender to Tolkien or Pratchett‘s thrones, I want to be unique and offer a fictitious world
This morning as I lay snuggled under my blankets my brain started thinking about why I blog more than I journal. I used to write in my journal at least three times a day, in fact I have several different journals from Dream journals, to book ideas, haiku and poetry journals and therapeutic journals to help with my inner demons.
I had a thought pop into my pre-coffee brain about blogging vs. traditional journaling and how I am not the only one that has been remiss in this habit. When did that become something we USED to do? Sure I still write, with a real pen that has ink even, in a journal. But I also know that being a tad of an exhibitionist
It’s funny, as I grow older it becomes both easier and harder to remember who I was in the early days. Easier, because frankly, in some ways, I feel like I’m finally getting back to who that person was, and what she really cared about. Harder, because there is such a dense layering of life experiences and places and people since that time, I can’t help wondering if at least part of who I remember is an idealized imagining.