ss_blog_claim=8dcabb3175f064b32823a45ed345083b Majik's Thoughts: 2017


A Rare Question

"Excuse me, do you carry any typewriters?"  Was the question I found myself asking this past weekend.  I have been anxious to get back to writing, and I feel that sitting at a computer staring at a blank page in a word processor, lacks the real feel of a typewriter.  Writing with a word processor is still a good thing.  Definitely slightly more environmentally sound then lots of pieces of paper.  Fewer trees will die in the making of a novel.

Regardless of the benefits of a word processor, a typewriter is a good choice for a writer.  The story you are crafting feels more, real.  There is also the benefit of disconnecting from the online world and connecting more closely with the characters you build.  For me, I feel more of a connection with my characters, perhaps even grow to love who they become, with seeing the story as a hard copy.

I could just be a little old fashioned, or maybe it's just the nostalgia it gives me.  Remembering past tales spun on a toy typewriter I was gifted as a child.  I still prefer a good book to read instead of reading one on a screen.  The feel of the pages as you turn through scenes, discovering characters you grow fond of before the end.  Sometimes I am tempted to rip out the last page so the story doesn't have to end.  Well I guess I will have to make do with a word processor, save the nostalgia for another day, perhaps.

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Time Off

Hello Friends.  I have been forced to take some time off from posting here.  As this is a collection of my thoughts and opinions on current events I will be striving to bring some new content to this blog.  Not being able to spend some time writing has been a little taxing on me and hopefully I will be able to find some more time to write.  Thankfully I haven't suffered from writers block, there are many ideas teaming in my head.  For all those loyal readers who haven't seen anything new from me, I hope you will come back once I have managed to get some more content for you.

Recently I have dug out one of my old manuscripts and I am in the process of finishing it off.  I am hoping to add quite a few more pages to it in the coming days and weeks.  If you are curious about it, the manuscript I am working on currently is the one from my web novel I had been working on a few years ago.  Hopefully I will have it finished soon so I can start looking for a publisher to get it out for everyone to have a read and hopefully enjoy.  I also have a second manuscript that I bounce back and forth from, I am pushing to finish both of them, preferably before the coming summer months.

A writers job is never done, until the next time, Peace and love!