Monthly Archives: January 2013

Be wrong… the universe answers

Yesterday I wrote about the logic in putting your work on paper.

Today, I was busy looking through video’s on YouTube regarding my other hobby – painting.

In there, I came across a water painting video for beginning painters, where the artist instructed everyone to be ‘bold and brave’ and put the color on the paper quickly. You get to busy mixing the perfect color on the palette and never put it on the paper. Or when you do, it’s not what you intended. Mix the color on the paper and watch your painting develop.

This is very much the same advice as the writing advice from the blog yesterday. Be Wrong and be quick about it.

Sir Richard Branson and Nike has similar advice – both say: “Just do it!”

Get it out there. Get it on paper. Then decide. No one can do anything perfectly. Even established writers, artists and craftsmen always find ways to change things. I think the lesson I learnt from all of this, is to not try and do it perfect from the start. But to do something. Then make it better in increments. Now the art lies in finding that point where you decide if revision 1 or 17 is the one to submit?

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Posted by on January 19, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Be Wrong

I’ve read a lot of advice on writing and being a successful writer. But in this article from the NY Time, author Hugo Lindgren quotes one of Pixars great minds on how they come up with the brilliant movies they are knows for.

Be Wrong and be quick about it.

I think I’ll make that my motto. Put it above the computer when I again stare at that blinking cursor and the white screen that just doesn’t fill with text. When it does, it’s not wat as in my head.

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Posted by on January 18, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Paying it Forward – how to get your book SOLD!

It’s been a really long time since I’ve visited this blog.

It’s been so long that I had to search for the access codes to even get into this.

So, to quell my anxiety neurosis and other ailments about failing in my self imposed writing ambitions, I went to the net and started reading some blogs. Followed a few more, then stumbled upon this little unassuming blog post. It directed me to the blog of author Martin Crosbie

Mr Carobs shares the information another author shared with him. Information on marketing your book. On selecting the cover for your printed book and the e-book. So, I thought I’d start my year of right, by paying it forward.

I have no book to sell, yet. I just love to read and write short blog posts about what I read. So, do yourself a favor and check out his post… you’ll not regret the basic information there. Common sense is so named because no one thinks ‘common’.

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Posted by on January 18, 2013 in Uncategorized


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