Margarita Tartakovsky – Writer + Blogger

Margarita Tartakovsky – Writer + Blogger
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Ideas. Don’t you just love those? 

Each day at the very back of my mind, I seem to be collecting notes of; situations, ideas, nature, environment, various interpretations, body language, nuances etc., and it strikes me as kind of curious that I’m not physically writing these thoughts down. It’s as if by the end of the day I’m too tired to even be bothered. 

A true writer would be. 

I know I could write it down as I go along, and by doing it I would easily retain it all without much ado. So when I want to write something I’m not caught out by staring at a blank page. 

The thing is. In all my wisdom, I don’t do this! 

Perhaps, the content of my thoughts don’t warrant writing them down? Why do I think this? Because these thoughts are transient and don’t stick around long enough to make something of it. 

I used to once entertain the idea of passing my many hours writing something worth reading about. Now, after many, many years of dreaming, I’ve decided to stop pretending that I can write anything. Clearly I’ve had ample time to write but haven’t. I believe a writer writes something, just about anything, because they can and are strongly passionate about doing so. Determined and forthright. Passionately confident. Experienced and wise. Doers in every sense. Perhaps, this isn’t me?
Oh well. 

The writing process & a personal style

Have you ever gone back and reread your material and thought, ‘did I write that?’ How does it make you feel?  Isn’t it weird? Often times after I’ve posted an entry, I never go back and reread it.  I figure, it’s best that I leave it alone, or I’ll edit it, over and over, and before I know it, I’ll end up with something totally different to what I had intended it to say.  Has this ever happened to you?

I went back and reread some of my entries on here, only because my stats say that they’ve had a few reads, and it got me curious about what it was that I actually wrote, and immediately after my reading the first sentence I wondered if it was me that had written this, because in my opinion, it read really well.  Did I really string those words together like that? Wow. Really?  Of course, I realise I’ve just impressed myself.  You? Maybe not so impressed?

I noticed that my writing appears to go through the same process.  I seem to start good (I think I do, anyway) and then I seem to lose momentum.  My writing seems to lose that oomph that it starts with.  I wonder why that is?  Maybe my thoughts wander into the oblivion of nothing and then they drift into a different realm, or maybe it’s natural to just  fizzle straight after?

What do you think? Your feedback on any of my entries is welcome.

Rejection: A Writer’s Rite of Passage

by Monique Hall Nearly five weeks ago, I battled nerves and self-doubt but finally managed to hit send on my manuscript submissions to the editors I pitched to at the RWA Conference at the end of August. A few days after that, I participated in a Twitter pitch contest—an attempt to pitch your manuscript in […]

http://ryanlanz.com/2016/04/09/rejection-a-writers-rite-of-passage/

Writing Contest: Your Favorite Fictional Couple

Homer and Marge, Cinderella and Prince Charming, Ross and Rachel, Shrek and Fiona… These are all iconic fictional couples whom we are familiar with. We adore them, we love them. But what happens aftertheir “Happily ever after?” Do they stay in love? Do they have an unfortunate fallout? Does conflict disrupt their lives? Perhaps the threat […]

https://adoptingjames.wordpress.com/2016/03/24/writing-contest-your-favorite-fictional-couple/