D. W. T. Smith is Thankful and Inspired

Thank you to my 1000 followers on WordPress and 5K across my social media platform!

I am more than thrilled with the response and overwhelmed by the amount of people interested in my journey.  I am so surprised to see where in the world people have been reading and following my blog. The amount of attention motivates me more to publish my book and get my story into the world of literature.

Thank you to everyone.

#DWTSmith #thankful

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How Goal Sharing Can Finish That Novel

I made a habit to listen to podcasts whilst exercising (click here to see which ones I listen too) but one of my favourite podcasts is,  The Fantasy Fiends Podcast, and each episode they talk about the success or good things, related to writing, that have happened to them since the previous episode.

Taking the time to celebrate small achievements will give you a sense of accomplishment which will ultimately help tackle your larger goals.

At the end of each week and/or month, I am going to celebrate and share my accomplishments unto the virtual world.

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Create A Writing Routine

It’s that time of the week – Tuesday Discussion.

From those who are new, each week I post a topic (relevant to my WIP) and try to unravel the mysteries and perspectives of it. Last weeks post was Paperback or Electronic Books and this week is:

Do you Create a Writing Routine?

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Distractions and Reactions

Distractions are everywhere. Cleaning or making another cup of coffee becomes a priority over writing.

You have the power to conquer them witih positive reactions and get in the groove of finishing your projects.

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Character Goals and Motivations

“Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.”

–Kurt Vonnegut, 8 Basics of Creative Writing.

In the previous post on To Build a World, Part Four I looked at the theme of struggle. The struggle with your character in different elements of fantasy. I want to continue the character driven themes, with your character goals and motivations.

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Patience is Virtue

Patience is a virtue, and it isn’t easy to come by. However, it can be the difference between a talented writer and a published author. Even if you’ve mastered the art of the comma, studied plot structure at university, and have contacts in the publishing world, I believe you can’t make it without patience.

Here are three points that outline, how writers are patient:

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Why a list of weekend goals?

This weekend I have many goals to accomplish:

  1. Finish editing one of my characters story
  2. Complete a short story for competition – Furious Fiction
  3. Finish reading The Dragonbone Chair
  4. Mow the lawn
  5. Do the washing
  6. Build a bookcase; and
  7. Do some form of physical activity – walk the dog, run or ride my bike.

I want to be a weekend warrior – to achieve all these and have time for my partner is my definition of a productive two days.

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OUA Television Ad Campaign

This week was the launch of Open University Australia’s (OUA) national T.V advertising campaign, ‘What If‘. To my overseas followers, I am sorry you won’t see the campaign it is an Australian campaign but here is screenshots from it.

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Create your realm

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“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone that thinks your wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or sing or build or live as only as you can. And I hope, somewhere in the the next year, you surprise yourself.” Neil Gaiman.

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