A Real Live Writing Blog?!

While my most recently created blog (started last August and hanging on by a thread) was intended to be used in a literary way at least part of the time, I have never had a blog devoted to writing alone. I recently decided that the best way to get myself to write more, and possibly get feedback from complete strangers on pieces I post, would be to get one. WordPress was the obvious choice. Now, after a week of contemplation, here it is.

None of the writing I share through this blog has been published. Most of it is first or second draft, ripe for comments and critiques, both of which I welcome happily. I want readers, and I want to know their opinions. If I’m writing something – story, novel, flash fiction – and no one seems to like it, that tells me that it’s either time to scrap it or rewrite it. But if I have no outside opinions to work with, how do I know to do either? I don’t. I write for me, but I also write for you. Other than Emily Dickinson, I can’t think of a writer who kept their words hidden from foreign eyes (although there must have been a few others). I made this blog to be clear: yes, I am a writer. And I am here to find an audience for my work. I want to spread like Nutella on a freshly toasted waffle. I want to be the book you borrowed from a friend, which they had borrowed from their friend, and so on. So if you like what you read, tell a friend or two. Or ten.

P.S. I write what I write and I don’t apologize for it. I don’t try too hard to be tactful, but I don’t try to be offensive either. If you take something in my writing personally, that’s more about you than me. I’m just a writer like everyone else…

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