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Writing Fast or Fasting Write or Fasting Right

By on Mar 9, 2015 in The Scrawl |

As some of you know, I am taking a brief break from social media due to Lent. I’m not on Facebook or Twitter or… gasp… watching any TV or movies for 40 days. Well, technically 46, but who’s counting? (I am, I am counting each and every day.) This fasting has obvious and specific religious implications which you may or may not share, but it also has had some fairly odd side effects for my writing. Specifically, I have been able to read so much. I’m up to five novels thus far. I had a dozen more that I might be able to get through, assuming my budget allows. But beyond that, I have been able to really study my own writing in a more objective sense. That sounds arrogant but I have been attempting to ask myself exactly what I lean on and where I am weakest. I finished Dean Koontz’s Odd Thomas series. It’s a fantastic series, really, even though the...