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Are Politics Influencing Your Writing Style?

By Randy Mitchell, published on Apr 10, 2014

If you write books, are a blogger, post on social media and tap into the latest pulse of our social and political landscape it’s easy to consider popular opinions while churning out your current content. The question is: how much are you allowing these to dictate what you write?

Our world has become very judgment-minded, politically and socially correct and is constantly trying to find the right balance as to what’s trendy, acceptable and careful not to offend. It’s become exhausting and I’ve known some who’ve resorted to keeping their opinions to themselves for fear of reprisal—delicately... (more)

Tags: creativity, creative writing, randy mitchell, novels, writing novels, writing and politics, writing about politics, developmental writing

Barns, Barstools, Tattoos and Harleys

By Randy Mitchell, published on Nov 2, 2013

When an author of fiction sits down to pen a novel, they have a fairly decent idea of what their story is about. They have characters in mind, places envisioned, a general idea of the plot which can make or break their efforts.

Many, like me, write from the gut and develop the book as inspiration hits while typing. Not so easy, as oftentimes this can become a very time-consuming endeavor. Others, like mega-author, John Grisham strictly believe in formatting an outline first then placing the story on paper; specifically seeing the story from beginning to end and then crafting a readable... (more)

Tags: writing, creativity, authors, randy mitchell, novels, writing novels, writing books, novelists, the writing life, novel creation

Writing with Heart

By Randy Mitchell, published on Jan 16, 2013

While having dinner recently, the lovely lady I was with suddenly asked, “How’s your writing going?

I took a moment and said, “Are you asking about my new book?”

“Yes, tell me about it.”

She’s one who’s suggested I do a sequel to, Sons In The Clouds. And although I haven’t dismissed that idea, right now, I have another story which I’ve spent a great deal of time developing. In my mind, and my heart, I finally believe I’ve seen the true plot from beginning to end.

As I began describing the new novel, I told her about how I saw the characters; their pain and happiness,... (more)

Tags: writing, creative writing, creating, randy mitchell, writing novels, creative thought, emotional writing, hemingway, being a writer

From Beginning To End

By Randy Mitchell, published on Feb 13, 2012

Writing can be extremely challenging. It can keep you from sleeping, eating, and being around people. It can cause you more stress than you can imagine when all you’re trying to do is produce a story which you love, and believe others will feel the same toward. You see, when you’re not writing just to please yourself, an audience of one, but to sell your story to the literary marketplace, it can quickly become one of the hardest actions you’ll ever do. You must be completely excited about the story, its characters, its places, sounds and energy; because if you don’t, others simply will not.... (more)

Tags: writing, randy mitchell, novels, creative writing process, writing novels, stories, the creative process.

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