When I write a blog post, I always feel like I should have a big announcement to make, otherwise, what’s the point, right?
People want to read exciting things, they want to know that you jumped out of a plane or you swam with sharks, all the while you were penning the next great modern masterpiece and attending non-stop reading gigs.
I hate to disappoint but that’s not been my life as of late. Feel free to conclude here and head on over to Buzzfeed to get an instant article fix.
I’m doing a great job at selling this.
Nope. I’ve been going through the motions as of late, pertaining to that image of the normal working person. Living merely to work, sleep and perhaps eat. There’s been writing, yes, there’s always writing but nothing worthy of a notable mention. What I mean to say is that a lot of it doesn’t even have a home. At least not yet. I’m allowing them their space. Whether that be random scraps of paper or the notes section on my phone. It’ll do for now.
Though I thought I should stop by and provide an update, so here goes:
Ever had an idea that seems so good it couldn’t possibly be true? You research, piece it together and start to construct something, and just as you find yourself committing and ready to have babies with ‘said idea’, it appears in full frontal glory on the big screen/page/newspaper etc… Yes, Book Four fell victim to that this weekend. I now strongly believe that good ideas have to put to use immediately otherwise their originality will quickly expire.
Needless to say, I’m currently working on using elements of the original idea and creating something from it. I can’t see its direction just yet but I’m not willing to let it all go to waste.
#vss365 is my new favourite daily Twitter activity. Each day, a prompt word is advised and it’s up to the Twitter community to go wild and create a story based around the prompt. It should be no longer than a tweet and serves as great inspiration in igniting the imagination first thing in the morning. Who needs coffee? If you’d like to see some examples, head on over to @D_R_Forest to check out some of my very own contributions.
It was World Book Day on the 7th March, so to celebrate, I put all three of my novels on limited sale over on Amazon. You can now pick up the paperback copies for the great prices of £5.99 each! Interested? You can find them all here.
I’ve been obsessed with zines as of late. All manner or zines – topical, humorous, fictional – they’re a great way of dipping in and out of different writing styles. I’ll probably write a blog about them at some point so I’m eager to hear from other writers who contribute or have their own – I have some questions and would like to write a feature on your work. Get in touch the usual ways – quickest way is right here.
Some snaps from the last few months, there’s been snow, abnormal spring-like weather, books and dog-walks.
Drew Forest is a writer/blogger with over a decade of writing experience. He has provided content for small businesses and writers in a variety of different areas. With a strong passion for the written word, he has self published, edited and marketed several five-star rated novels as well as providing content for online businesses and authors.