Posts tagged writing
Welcome to my Parlor: VARRSITY

Welcome back to the parlor! This week in the hot seat is sensational writer, VARRSITY, who was nice enough to come drop some INK about his writing.  All right, time to get tatted.  Ready, set, leeeegggooooo!!

Sable: Hey Varrsity! Thanks for swinging by the parlor to chat with the readers.  Let's start with a little introduction about yourself.

Varrsity: This is always the hardest question for me to answer. Let’s see. I’m mortal, but the goal is for me to write my life away so my stories are Immortal. I’m just a regular guy who has big dreams and I work hard to achieve them.

Sable: And you kick-started that dream by publishing your first book.  Tell us about it and the motivation behind it.

Varrsity: My first book, Married 2 Struggle was my first attempt at giving “Man Birth.” The inspiration was me challenging myself. Since high school, I told my classmates that I would someday be a bestselling author. But back then, I was more into writing poetry, so I

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Trying to Kill the Beast

"Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public." 

– Winston Churchill

Back in January I was in “Let’s go!” mode.

New year, new goals—ready and willing to knock out some of the many plotlines that have been brewing in my brain awhile.

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HAND JOBS

Now that I've got your attention, I want to talk about hands. Yes there's a job attached, but... just keep reading.

I read a lot of blogs about writing and there are a ton of writers offering information about technique, style, formatting, editing—all very useful in our profession.  But I haven't seen anything about writer health.

Now you may be wondering "Sable, you promised us hand jobs. 

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Mastering the Short...

If you're anything like me, you love to talk... Scratch that. It's not so much that I love to talk, it's more that I have this uncompromising need to be completely understood. I've been told my brain doesn't work linearly (which I've taken to mean that I go off on tangents a lot, but I swear that's genetic. I know where the tangent is going and how it ties in... but it seems I'm digressing) So, now that my disclaimer is in place, let's go over my new problem...

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