Live Chat About Writing

I have a chat group on Gather.com that meets  on Thursday at 9:00pm ET. This week (April 8, 2010) we will be meeting here: No Whine, Just Champagne Writing Discussion #105.

I missed the discussions the past couple of weeks. I always enjoy talking about writing even if I’m not actively involved in the pursuit of words, perfect or otherwise.

So, let’s talk. If you can’t attend the live discussion, feel free to discuss your writing here. As I said, I always enjoy talking about writing.

What have you been writing recently? If you haven’t been writing, what are you planning to write? How do the traumas or dramas of life affect your writing? Do make time to write regardless of the horrors life throws at you? Do you find comfort in writing, or does your make-believe world seem trivial in the face of real life traumas? How do you motivate yourself to write in such times, or do you just  . . . not write?  

7 Responses to “Live Chat About Writing”

  1. Rita Says:

    Writing is like lost myself in diferent worlds, is lost myself in places that I want to know, is to say what I don’t have courage to say, is transfom myself in the charaters, is live they’re feelings, live they’re lifes. Writing is like a world to me.

    I really love to write, I write all the time, wherever I am, at work at the bus at the beach at home… I have finished my book, just trying to search someone that makes a professional correction to try to publish it…
    Sometimes some things that I write, even that I only realize latter are things that happened in my life, some others don’t, others are from the closest friends and family.
    this book, is some things that happened with a friend of mine and also some fiction.

    I really find comfort in writing, is my world, the way I have to run away from the stress of life and is so much more than a hobbie, is something that I would Like to do for living…

  2. joylene Says:

    I’m making every attempt to change my WIPs to Deep POV. Sounds easy, eh? Not so. It’s taking concentration and focus. Which in itself is good. I’ve been distracted lately and getting back to work (at least during the day) helps. Now, if only I could shut my brain down at night when my side of the world is sleeping.

  3. Rita Says:

    its always hard get focused on writing when things that surround us makes us be completly unfocus. sometimes what I do is go to a really calm place withouth any noise or distraction. it really helps a lot!

  4. Carol J. Garvin Says:

    I’m sorry I missed the chat tonight, Pat. I was writing — always a good excuse! I’ve been revising an old ms and trying to get back to my newest wip. I’ve never been good at working on more than one project at a time so it’s a challenge.

    In periods when my life was in an uproar I couldn’t focus on established works at all, but I found journalling very therapeutic. That included poetry and later on some very short fiction. In retrospect the poetry wasn’t bad; the fiction was pathetic… but it was progress.

    The worst thing we can do is burden our already heavy spirits with guilt about things we think we “should” be doing but can’t. I hope you’re able to give yourself whatever time you need, filling the hours with activities that bring you a measure of peace and pleasure. You’re a writer and you’ll ease back into your writing routines when you’re ready.

    Blessings to you.

  5. david Says:

    Hello out there im a 22 year old writer with more ideas in my head than room, and although i suround myself with writing i never seem to get any feed back,bad or good it seems no one shares my passion for the human mind and the things we can create so i thought i try and find a place where i can let my writing flow and get to talk to people with the same passions.


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