Monday, October 12, 2015

All That Damn HELP

Now posting writing material on

Help for writers on the web is damn plentiful...every, or it seems like every, somewhat successful writer wants to help all of the struggling "wanna-be" writers...of course for a price.

That's fair...they have made a mark and have the right to make a few bucks and if we need the help (and we do), then it's only fair that we pay for it.

The problem, as I see it, is what help do we choose. It's like going to the donut shop. Yes, give me a hot cup of  correct English and a dash of spelling and sweeten that with  a spoon full of how to edit. Now I need...well maybe the strudled Character and Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card, or maybe the appled Conflict & Suspense by James Scott Bell, or maybe a glazed Stephen King on Writing, they all look yummy.

Oh what the hell, I'll take them all and throw in the carameled Write Right by Jan Venolia.

Now posting writing material on

Now that we have all this help and more tweeting help, emailing help and facebooking help coming at us every second of every day, when do we stop using all this help and  write?

We don't. Once we've bought everything the chocolate covered book store has to offer, we lay around and get "Info-fat" and full of trepidation. We fear we dread writing. How can we measure up to "Them"?

I guess it's better to put off writing to read about writing than to play games but we all know that the only way to learn to write is to write.

So what do we do?...of course...we go to the net for help..why not?

Author DiAnn Mills has some good advise in her blog post "10 Steps to Nail Your Story"

"I’m all about ways to ensure stories delight our readers. That’s why we writers write. The process of shuffling through blogs, how-to books, and conference workshops for the most effective way to create reader appeal is an ongoing process.
Someone is always trying to hammer a new method into our brains....." read the full article...

For me, this article made sense.
What are your thoughts?
Is her article actually something worth while?
gs batty

Saturday, October 10, 2015

New Things for me

and you...if you are following me...for any reason.

Joined the 30 day challenge on WD... called there are no rules (

So far I  have created a new writers web site...

  • "" (also bought other "dots" to protect what no one else cares least for now.. considering getting
  • started facebook page "gsbatty"
  • added anther blog site gsbeattywrites@blogspot
This site will be use rom time to time to write nonsensical baloney to relieve the tension of my mind and fingers

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Reloading and rethinking my writing

"think of how strange the world would be if I were you and you were me."

I started this blog several years ago and didn't have any idea where it or I was going. I wanted to write and share my thoughts with the world...well maybe just someone...anyone...

However, I bombed ... oops bad word to use these days...might draw the attention of homeland security...hey guys...and gals...I used bombed as in failed...that's agenda...except to write..short stories...long stories...books... I'm into the 30 day October Challenge on"WD" says there are no does that allow me to use "bombed" know...that free speech thingie we used to enjoy...until "politically correctness" took over the constitution...

No, I am not a politically inspired who and what you are...I just find it interesting that I'm actually a little afraid of using the word "bombed"...and ...that telling a joke could get me in trouble.

Now I am going to try to convert this blog into a writers blog as soon as I figure out how,  in the name of bad writers, to do it...

There are plenty of places that want to charge me...but...after I pay my rent and  the food and the Internet service and the water and electric bills (going up-up-up) I can't afford to give "WD" and its writers 50 bucks for this and 30 bucks for that and a dollar for...well you know we are ...creating a writer's blog on a noun, a verb and a few well placed adjectives with no money to pay the leader...


Taters-Maters-Words and Water should be changed...

How about..."How to Bomb as a Writer"...

Damn..There I go again...