My good friend Shelli has tagged me for a meme. The subject is "3 writing tips."
First of all, I don't consider myself anything like a writer. Just so you know. Shelli also suggested 3 photography tips, since that's what I'm into. I thought I'd try both.
Writing tips are up first:
- Edit, edit, edit. And then edit again, and ok, once more. Whether it seems like it or not, when I write I try to get all unnecessary words out of there. If you could see the junk I'm going to cut out of this post, you'd laugh.
- Learn how to turn a phrase and develop your style. I like unusual phrases. I like to make up words ("heavywet" comes to mind - this is what we say at my house when V has a wet diaper). I like words and phrases and situations that are uniquely Southern. This is my thing. I try to use it to my advantage. I used to be better at it before I lost my funny. Yeah, I lost my funny when I had a baby. More on that another day (See? Editing! This bit was a lot longer before I hit it with my backspace key). Anyway, what is it about words that you love? Figure it out and develop your talent for it.
- Write what comes easy. I'll tell ya, I don't have a lot of readers, but I have had a couple of comments saying that people have enjoyed my writing. I have no explanation for this because I hate writing. I actually have an article I should have written three months ago for a website I love. I'm planning on finally finishing it this week (I think). While I feel really blessed to have this opportunity, I never should have suggested it because I'm a born procrastinator. But writing about my grandparents and my family? Love it. It's easy for me. The only thing that takes a long time is the editing, but that's only because I want it to be perfect.
I can't think of anyone I want to tag on this but if you want to join in, consider yourself tagged. I'll post the photography tips soon...