Adult Writing Workshop Review
"This well-thought-out course covered the essentials of creative writing in a logical progression. Class discussion and activities as well as assignments were thought-provoking and stimulating."
I’m in my cozy library with the fire burning, my computer on my lap and my dogs chewing on their latest toys that I gave them for their birthday. As I attempt to work on my middle grade novel, The Puzzle Quest, I belatedly realize that when the dogs bite the frog and gorilla, they make a gorilla and frog sound. I solve this by giving them a bone and then continue to take a photo and post them on Facebook.
With today’s technology, it’s so easy to get distracted. Even my writing distracts me from my writing. I’m supposed to be writing a novel, but I have decided to write my first entry for my blog for my fabulous new website www.janinedetilliocammarata.com. My website features upcoming events and my vast array of workshops, as well as my list of books which hopefully will grow by the end of the year.
The life of a writer is difficult as you need discipline and lots of time to write, write, and write some more. It’s my dream to be a full-time writer and travel around the country visiting bookstores for signings and speaking to audiences about my books and the amazing magic of words.
As an author-publisher, meaning that I have my own publishing company and publish my books through that venue, not only do I write the books, but I have to hire an editor, proofreader, graphic designer, as well as take care of printing, marketing, and publicity. That doesn’t leave a lot of time for writing, especially when I also run a non-profit, have a family and two crazy dogs. But this is what I want to do and I hope that eventually I’ll find a small or traditional publisher to print my books.
I know so many people who would love to write or publish their own books and with technology and social media, you can be successful. I’ve decided to write this blog as a peek into my writing world, to support blooming or experienced writers and to offer advice and writing prompts for any who wish to pursue this fantastic way of life.
I welcome comments, questions, or just a quick hello and I promise to keep you up to date on my writing.
I haven’t named my blog yet and would love some suggestions as all the ones I have thought of are taken.
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