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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Oil Can, Oil Can; The Wizard of Oz; Writing Practice


"oooiicaaa, ooooiicaa, oooiicaaa."--Tin Man


A favorite book of mine is The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. You know the one--It's that story about a young woman sick of life on the farm yearning to be somewhere over the rainbow and her exciting journey down a yellow brick road,  meeting Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion--all in need of a Wizard's help--an oil can for Tin Man; a heart for Scarecrow, courage for Cowardly Lion, plus a return ticket home for a girl in red shoes--thwarted by a witch and band of flying monkeys.

If you have been wondering where I have been, I've been busy. Busy working on two new children's stories. They're out there. Fingers are crossed they find a home. Busy taking a break from writing. Busy making new friends and moving.

Today I plan to do writing practice. Writing practice is what I do to grease the writing wheels that spin inside my head. It is where I sit in a chair in a favorite secret writing place, open a notebook, finger-hug a pen, and write like the wind--anything and everything that pops into my head--to get the c**p out and hopefully get to the good stuff.

Writing practice is my oil can.

Time to get the rust out. Time to start a new writing project. Time for writing practice.

See you in print,

Linda Della Donna
:)

Writing Quote:

"Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast."--Logan Pearsall Smith

Writing Tip:

Know your audience.


1 comment:

Martha Jane Orlando said...

Just wanted to wish you all the best with your new books! Blessings!