4 Ways Reading Makes you a Better Writer

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Uninspired Writers

Morning wonderful writers!

This week has been a fairly good writing week, and I’m feeling very positive about it! There’s no doubt at all that one of the reasons I’ve done so well is because I’ve read some brilliant books recently, and it’s made me want to get on and write mine.

The concept of reading to enhance writing is not a new one, but it is so important that it can’t be understated, and so I’d like to talk about it today, focusing on 4 ways reading makes you a better writer! Take a peek…

1. Reading enhances your understanding of story telling
All books are structured to tell a story with a beginning, middle and end. As a writer, you’ll be aware of how this simple structure is not actually easy to get right when writing a novel. The more you read, the more you get used to…

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Lottery of Life #52weeks52stories

#52weeks52stories #Week3 – “Lottery of Life”

Felicia Denise, Author



Apologies for posting an incomplete story this week, but a death in the family took me away from writing. Get to know Delia Freeman and look for part two of her story later this week.
#52weeks52stories: Week 3
Word prompt: Lottery
Word count: 1376

Delia Freeman stepped over the drunk on the sidewalk, not sure if he was dead or alive.

There was always a drunk or a junkie or some other lost soul invisible to society crouched against the back wall of Tilly’s Quick Stop.

Delia wasn’t heartless or uncaring to their situation… she was one of them. Once a young woman with a promising future, now caught in the vicious grip of poverty and hopelessness. If anyone looked hard enough, they might see the former up-and-coming college-educated accountant hidden beneath the layers of depression, low self-esteem, and self-hate.

If anyone looked.

She reached the front door of Tilly’s…

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Blog Party!

Bern’s having a blog party! 😉

Bernadine’s Corner

Hello everyone! I havent hosted a blog party in a while and they are always so much fun! I decided to host one starting today until Wednesday, which gives you plenty of time! A blog party us where you leave a link to your blog in the comment section, visit and meet new blogs/people and have lots of fun!

Here are the rules:

1. Choose any one of your favorite blog posts from your own blog, all kinds of posts are welcome. (Anything inappropriate will be removed). You can share up to three links each day, but it’s best to wait some time between each one.

2. Paste your link in the comment section of this post and tell a little bit about yourself and/or your blog.

3. REBLOG this post to let everyone know!!

4. Now grab a fuzzy blanket and get ready to read more blogs and meet…

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4 Mistakes That Keep You From Being More Productive

A Writer's Path

by Destine Williams

How do we get our word counts from measly 1k and 2k a day to numbers like 4k and above?

Now I had to do a lot of testing and experimentation for this post. I started with about 2000 words and brought my word count up 500 extra words daily for a while to see where exactly I fall. The max limit I hit seems to be 10500 words, but only if I followed a strict routine and only if I dedicated my entire day to it.

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Song Lyric Sunday | “I’m On Your side” – Angela Bofill

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Song Lyric Sunday is sponsored by Helen Vahdati. For more info or to join the fun, start here.

 

This week’s prompt is ‘Comfort’.

Broken hearts can be devastating. We saw the warning signs… and ignored them, or, we’re caught totally unaware. Family and friends can be a great source of support but quite often that support comes with blame-placing, admonishments, and an I-told-you-so or two.

Sometimes we don’t need questions or discussions. We simply need someone on our side.

This 1983 release by Angela Bofill reached number twenty on Billboard’s R&B charts in early 1984. (No good video available.)

See the #SongLyricSunday pick for my author page, FeliciaDenise.com.

Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

I’m On Your Side

by Angela Bofill

In the game of love
Sometimes we get left behind
When pushing comes to shove
Happiness is so hard to find

A fall from love can break your spirit
Paint a rosy outlook blue
Darling, you don’t have to fear it
Cause baby
I’m here for you

[Chorus:]
I’m on your side
When times are hard
And you need some understanding

I’m on your side
When times gets rough
And no one else can care enough
I’m on your side to be for you

[Verse 2:]
You can say you’re free
Sometimes you’re the last to know
You can come to me
When some heartache lays you low

If your lover leaves you crying
You don’t have to be alone
Call my number
Keep on trying
You know that I will be home

[Repeat Chorus:]

[Bridge:]
Having a friend when you come to the end
Makes it easier
Makes it easier

Come back to me
I can save you
When she tries to tear you apart
Tear you apart
I won’t break your heart

[Repeat Chorus:]

Writer(s): Angela Tomasa Bofill, Jeffrey Cohen, Narada Michael Walden