I try to take an always learning approach to blogging and writing. I want to learn how to write better stories. I want to learn how to reach out to people more. I want to captivate my audience. My audience. Who is my audience? I’m still struggling with defining who, exactly, I want to write to.
Here are the things I currently do to keep learning:
I subscribe to the Merriam Webster online dictionary word of the day!
Words I’ve learned:
a foolish or crazy person
I don’t think I had ever heard that word before.
How about this one:
1. unruly or disorderly : wild
2. marked by shyness and lack of social grace
Wouldn’t it be easier to just say children? No, no, no! Farouche (pronounced fuh-roosh) is far more fun to say!
I enjoy learning new words, and refreshing my memory on old words.
I also read. Mostly I’ve been reading other blogs. I like to read books too. Usually I pick fiction for my book time, but lately I’ve even found my nose in a few books about writing. Books about writing clearer, getting published, and what to expect along the journey toward being a real writer.
Why do I keep getting stuck on that? A real writer. As a friend and I recently confirmed for each other, we are real writers. We spend hours perfecting this hobby of ours. We won’t use the term author until we are published, but published or not, we pour our hearts into this craft. For now, this is a time consuming hobby. For the future? I have no idea.
What is your hobby? What do you do to improve your skill?