Surprise, Surprise…

So, on my { about } page, I mentioned sharing some of my art. Here are some photos of my drawings, because my scanner is being glitchy 😛

These are all of Pinkamena/Pinkie Pie {if you don’t know who that is, google it x3}

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Also, from my window, I saw a wasp {or a bee} building {or something} a hive.. 😮

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A Rant.. { ignore if ya’ want }

I kinda feel lost, if you know what I mean.

And no, this is not some depressing post about how my entire life is a walk of shame, an infinite pity party. { and no, I don’t believe it is, either. it’s just a little sarcasm }

It’s about the fact that I know absolutely nothing about this whole “blogging” thing. All I know is that I’m on WordPress or something, and everything past that is me pretending that I am some expert on the subject.

What is my blog even about, anyway? Writing? Blogging? Complaining? { quite frankly, that last one seems about right, because I’ve been doing a lot of that lately }

Just thinking out loud here, this blog, I think, is going to be about me and my writing experience. And nothing more than that.

So, now that my rant is over..

{ happy monday }

 

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Who ARE You, Anyway?

I always here writers and teachers saying things like, “Know your audience!” or “Learn your reader!” But how can you possibly know who your audience is if you barely know yourself?

You’re probably thinking, “I know myself. I’m an internet obsessed geek with nothing else to do.” But think deeper than that. Look past the surface. Think about your past. What’s something you regret? What about that one secret you’ve had since you were in 3rd grade, and you haven’t told anyone? When was the last time you cried? Or smiled? Think about the future. Where do you see yourself? Dead? In prison? International sock model? What people do you want to meet? What is the thing you fear most?

Capture these thoughts. These memories. This moments of pain, of glory. Take them, those elements, and put them into your writing. Even if you are scared to, don’t be afraid to show the world that you are human! Not just a machine that makes stories, no, you are a living, breathing person!

Think about it. Who is your favorite author or celebrity? Do you like them just because they are rich and famous? No? You idolize them because you can relate to them. You know they aren’t fake. And you need to do the same for your readers. Expose your soul with your writing, and embrace your inner self.