Posts Tagged ‘writer’


April 1, 2010

Though it seems like my routine broke down and I am back to my old self I still see positive change in my life. I have an idea and I am off to write a book. Well at least I will try. May be it’s another adventure to take that may lead away from success but isn’t it what I am good for :).
I will keep on writing since it was my desire for a long time and now I need to hang on there and see where this road will lead me.
On the other hand I feel like my desire to apply to college grew and so I am checking that out. Hopefully I will apply for Summer Quarter.



March 29, 2010

It’s raining and seems like a lazy day. Church time, family time, rest time.Tea and some chocolate seems to be the best remedy for a melancholic.

What was it like a millennia ago? What it will be like millennia after? And so here I am captured between the past and the future having no knowledge of either passing time in a leisure of peace, comfort and love. Distant from the trouble caused by the outside rain.

Tomorrow will change all of that…


March 26, 2010

People. So precious. So amazing. So unique.

Among other things that I do, I work as an interpreter. I go to medical institutions, to social appointments, to people’s houses and schools. I meet people. I am an introvert  and making long-standing friends from those meetings would be frightening but short acquaintance brings security knowing that we may not see each other after this short meeting.

In times of waiting for a doctor, a teacher, a social worker my clients share the most amazing stories of life. And as I listen I realized that everyone’s life is a story to be heard. They have to be heard or else the collection of great art worth of “Musée du Louvre” would be lost forever.

Time to write

March 24, 2010
I had so many thought and now they are gone. There is only one truth, if you are not pushing forward you are going back. It’s not a plateau, friend. It’s not a plateau. That’s why I think Christianity is so amazing. We all did not push forward, but rather went down. So deep. There was no way and no redemption for us. Until Christ. I somehow managed to be on a top for a while. Somehow I kept my routine and developed a habit and one day it was gone like I didn’t have any strength left. “Push forward, just do it.” Yeah, right. There was no way in me.


February 19, 2010

It’s quiet now. Everybody is down in their beds after a long day. And so everything is at peace. No excess, all you need is a little room and some fresh air. Clock on the wall measures our sleep by seconds and sometimes some forgotten gadget would start doing something scheduled producing light clicking noise and then suddenly stops. And everything again goes back in slumber. It is finally a time for break.


February 9, 2010

Over the last few weeks I had some questions about writing and got some good feedback. Great!  Where do I go from here?

  1. Add a routine of writing every day.
  2. Going to look for counseling about college and possible enrollment into a summer quarter.
  3. Add intentional reading time to a day routine as well.  Any suggestions?
  4. Question.  What is/was the most useful resource in your writing development?  Book, blog, anything.

Routines seem to be a good thing for me. Somewhere before the New Year I started a routine of getting up at 6:00 am and so far it has worked awesome. A big part of my life-style has changed. And so I am sticking to  routines as my primary way of development as a writer.

That’s my decision.

Back to writing.

February 6, 2010

Back to Writing
I am an amateur writer and so I do research on best writing practices, techniques and exercises. A few days ago I saw an article stating that practice is more important than talent or inspiration. Is it so? How important are writing exercises? I do not write everyday but I want to make it a new routine in my schedule and wonder if it is worth it.
Another thing is; how important is education to your writing? I am considering applying for community college to try to fill holes in my English proficiency. I know that education is important but also it can put some boundaries to what you can and can’t do with language.
A third inquiry is reading. How important is reading to your development as a writer? And how do you find time for it if you have a family? I struggle with this one a lot. Can’t make time for it and can’t even get into what I am reading. I used to be addicted to reading and could swallow the biggest book in a matter of days. But if it is important I better get to it.
That’s where I am at the moment and considering which road to take next.

Child’s Play

February 1, 2010

I do like quietness and prefer time alone to a party.

But not now and not here.

We are in the noisiest place in the world and it’s full of children; a playground right in the middle of the local mall. I even had a thought that I would like come here to watch children play and write. May be I want to follow advice from my friend “Be like a child”.

What is it like to be a child? I already forgot. My soul forged in the battles of life learned how to fight, lie, to be prideful and unforgiving, causing it to be callused.  Not so of the child. Their attention span hold them by the toy as long as it is useful or fun no more holding on to things that holds you back. Their offences last but a second yet they learn whom to trust and whom not without a word spoken. Their joy lasts longer than their hurts and at the end they know where they belong.  Ah, and by the way they don’t ask if they are called to one toy or another they try and find what brings them the most joy.

We are all children, only our games became more complicated and joy is shortlived.

Catch up.

January 30, 2010

Writing, writing, writing and one more time writing. I am trying to write as much as I can and I love having ideas and trying to develop them in different ways. Then most important is to keep it alive amid all the busyness of everyday. It was easier back in Ukraine where I had a separate room for work and could close myself up there early in the morning without disturbing and waking up my wife and my kids. Not so here. As I wake up all the kids and my wife are up as well and I have no time for myself.

Well there is just one thing I have to do. In a words of the horse from the “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron”

“Sometimes a horse has got to do what a horse has got to do.”

Keep on writing.

How do you find your style?

January 27, 2010

How do you find your style?

Do you write then write and then write again and then write some more? Or do you choose a style and progress and grow in it? What is the route to take? Is your style and expression of your being like your face or nose? Or is it just one of the many available avenues to take to express the inside longings?

It seems reasonable to just write ’till all your pieces will look like a familiar figure that you can recognize from afar. Appealing to my nature of “practice and more practice” this way is the one I am most likely to take.