To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

~By Elbert Hubbard.

This really spoke to me. A lot of people stop or hesitate to write, soley due to fear of criticism. Thanks Hubbard, where ever you are!!!

To avoid critic…

The EPIC Trilogy of How I Write…

Ok, maybe not a trilogy, but sort of a synopsis of how I write. I am a picky writer and in order to write, I have to have my music, a computer with the program Celtx, and my drawing supplies. These  things are definitely necessary for me to keep writing. Motivation is the thing that comes from all these items combined. All writers need that, no?

So we start with music, something I am addicted to. What kind, you say? Scores, instrumentals, and Celtic (Enya). Scores are soothing and make me think freely. I listen to scores from “Titanic” and “Twister”, go to youtube and listen, they are very invigorating, yet soothing and get you thinking more easily. Enya, is just as amazing. Her songs are a melody of different languages that seem to massage my brain and ease me out of writer’s block.

Celtx, if you are a writer of a novel, screen-play, comic book writer or even a scripter, you have to download it, there is a free version! It helps me sort things out and keep track of chapters I write and keep multiple chapters in one file. You wouldn’t believe that writer’s block can come from a lack of oraganization.

Lastly, I need to have my dearly beloved art supplies. Since I am a very good artist, I like to draw pictures concerning my stories. It’s one of my writer’s block remedies too. When I need to get back into the mood to  write, I doodle the character I am writing about. To me it’s not just the words that come to mind, but the emotions that come along with it.

Well, That’s my EPIC Trilogy on how I write! AJ signing off!

Goals For Myself…

Hey Everyone! Autum Jones here!

Today I will be blogging about my goals.

For my first semester, I wish to achieve good drafting skills, patience to write, learning my way around writer’s block, and to write a good –very good– essay. My reasons for this are probably similar to your’s, get good grades and so on and so forth, but actually, mine are a little deeper than that. To me writing is an art and a process of skillful technique. To hone my ability as a writer I set forth these goals to improve my overall confidence as a writer.

Drafting skills to me, are a must. Not just to write essays, but to write a good rough overview of a chapter I would be working on. Or to know how to scruff a side character together. The  way I write requires good drafting skills or else… I will get lost in my own writing.

Ok, I will stop at patience to write, before I write an essay about goals rather than a blog. Patience to write no matter how big or how small can effect whether you procrastinate or not. To me, I want to dive in and get to the point! Forget everything else, I would love to start at the cliamax and end there, but I know I can’t logically do that. Therefore, I end up procrastinating, which is a writers worst enemy. Hopefully this blog will keep me on my toes. Because, I have a lot of good stories to churn out.


That’s all for now people! AJ signing off