Welcome to the Knights of Writ blog where we will do battle against all things that plague writers. With your help, we can all learn to improve the skills to which we aspire … better writing.
In the beginning (and there is always a beginning–think of the black marks that change blank white paper into a thing of wonder), I will share viewpoints, helps, observations, and more about the unique universe encompassing the World of Writ. As we progress together, more ideas and helps and gems will be shared by others in an effort to reach our individual goal–improvement.
No matter where one begins, improvement is key and always possible. Not such a lofty goal, but one that will reap tremendous benefits.
Who the heck is this guy? you ask. My name is Rick “C” Langford—the quotes around the middle initial indicate the “C” represents no name—I have published some (yes, and been paid for it), and like all who dream of being a better wordsmith, live in a cave illuminated by my monitor while I peck away and try to mold the thoughts and descriptions into something coherent and entertaining.
A bit more about me here.
Any and all things pertaining to writing fiction: character development (the single most important ingredient of a story), plotting, 1st draft vs. revision, and all topics in between. Occasionally we may stray a bit, but the posts will be about writing in one form or another. Seldom will non-fiction slip in, but it may happen here and there.
… and any other fun or pertinent items that present themselves during discussions.
Nobody’s going to tell you about their breakfast or their hot date last night, nor will we meander through the swamps of pop culture unless it involves a plot, character or theme in a piece of writing. I figure that’s reasonable.
I will use examples of professional authors’ writing and my own to focus on certain aspects of the craft that I have and still deal with, how I pondered a particular character trait, scene, or story development, and worked to improve it. You will see my strengths and my flaws, and with your help, the latter will become less frequent.
We are here to help each other, and this is the beginning of a journey that you can join and become an integral part. I ask others to bare themselves and, together, we learn and grow. I encourage you to post your thoughts so as to assist others on their journey.
When appropriate (which is most times) I will offer writer’s quotes as inspiration, the contact information for agents and editors and publishers looking for submissions, as well as links to sites that have helped me or had specific topics valuable to my followers.
So, take the plunge: Join Knights of Writ, offer your advice in the comments, and who knows, maybe we’ll see each other on the Best Seller lists.
Now, in lieu of “free” time availing itself, I shall leave you to pound the keyboard and enter my shrouded world of the hardest thing that I’ve ever loved. Go write—that’s the only way to improve.
See you on the next page,