Notes to Self: How to Become a Writer


That’s what’s wrong with me.

Shelly Aspenson ~ Living Write

You want to be a writer, but you know you suck a nation of ass.

It’s okay.

A child doesn’t speak clearly at first. It drools it’s nasty garbled message to the world and those who love it praise it and call it an amazing phenomenon…and there it begins.

Read everything. Classics, philosophers, your favorite authors, Reader’s Digest.

Listen to the common truth in the words, the voices across time speaking life’s truth in different voices. Read your own words as you write them and remove all but the exact few that matter to you.

Don’t just toss your words out to social media like a bag of trash. Don’t let the praise stop you, the loves, the likes, the personal messages to re-post. Write past those first few gratifying lines.

Submit your work to the highest levels of the literary world and hug their rejection letters and suggestions to your heart as…

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Author: Cianaodh Óg

Cianaodh (Pronounced Key-Ah-Knee) is Old Irish and means Ancient Fire. Óg is also Old Irish and it means Young which is my surname in modern English. My given or legal name is James "Troy" Young but my chosen, magickal name is Cianaodh Óg and most people who know me outside of my spiritual family know me by my middle name, Troy. I am the High Priest of Tribe Of the Standing Stones in Arlington, Texas - Spirit Of the Sycamore Tradition and variety blogger as well as Chief High Mucky Muck at Alliance of Polyspiritual Eclectics.

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