A Look at Writing Over a Lifetime

A Look at Writing Over a Lifetime

A look at writing over a lifetime. Writing is like anything else as we grow our views change. I have a lifetime experience of writing. Although my views on writing have changed over the years, my love for writing has never changed.


A Look at Writing Through a Young Girl

When I was young, I wrote whatever popped into my head. It didn’t have to be anything special. I wrote because I loved to write. I was a big poetry writer. I couldn’t tell you the different poems back then. That did not matter when I was a child. The words just seemed to flow out of me and it did not matter when they came from or what had inspired me to write them.

When I was a teenager, I took writing, journalism, and desktop publishing. I dreamed of being a published writer. My books of poems became more than just poems. There were many under developed short stories. I know nothing about developing a story not at that point in my life did I care to learn. My poetry was still what I felt I did best.

I enjoyed taking the writing, journalism, and publishing classes. They all helped me in their own way. My favorite was the creative writing course I look when I was a senior in high school. I shine in this class getting all A’s. It helped me develop my creativity. I learn a lot about storytelling in that class. While most of the work I turned in was poetry. There were a couple short stories. That in the ruff were good ideas, my teacher even said as much. But taking them to the next level was something I wasn’t sure of how to do. That class just didn’t have the time to walk you through it.



A Look at Writing Over a Through a Wiser Woman


When I was in my twenties and thirties, I did not that much writing. That is, not until I discovered the world of online writing and article writing. Well, there was much for me to learn about all of this. I am still learning more about it as I write this.

Writing novels have been always on my minds. I had started a few here and there just writing what came to mind. Then when I was about thirty-eight, I decided that if I would write a novel; I would do it right. I got many books on different aspects of novel writing and read them. It was like going back to school all over again. The reading of these books continues till this day.

My outlook on writing has changed quiet from the days of the little girl writing poetry under her grandfather’s apple tree or the Willow tree. I wrote poems about both trees. The last few months I was thinking about going back and working on my novels. I have done a lot of soul searching. And for now I have decided that it is time for me to go back to school. I don’t me going back to school. I mean me taking the whole novel writing very seriously. Doing the research and taking the time to make my stories the best they came to be.

I was thinking about stopping blogging, but I like it way too much. I decided, I will post when the feeling hits me. Most likely about the things I will learn about writing and putting the pieces of my novels together. I realize to blog you need to put much time into it. To not only writing good blog posts, but to promote your blog as well. Posting at least five times a week is a must if you want to keep your readers coming back.

These are all things that in the past three years I hardly ever did. But, in the past months I have been doing and keeping up with it all the way. I can’t say if that will change or not. I do know my novels will become my priority in 2018. I also know I have to share my wisdom with the world. It’s a part of who I am. I will still be blogging. I don’t know how often or how much promoting I will get in during the time I am working on the novels and other things.

Thank-you for stopping by and reading.

Lady Nightwave Brenda Marie


Photos and content by Lady Nightwave Brenda Marie ©2018 all right reserved


6 thoughts on “A Look at Writing Over a Lifetime

  1. Hi, I’ve red just few of your posts, but so far I like all of them! The way you are writting is impressive. I wish you a success with your novels and I believe they’re going to be the best 🙂


  2. Good luck, Brenda on your writing endeavours.



  3. melrootsnwrites January 7, 2018 — 9:54 pm

    Thank you for sharing your process! I never thought of myself as a writer, but I was always been writing just like you. I wrote for classes, of course. I had many pen pals and wrote letters regularly. I dabbled in short stories when we got a typewriter. But, as an adult, most of my writing was for procedural manuals.

    It was in the mid-1990s that I started writing for an online genealogy forum. The web was much different then! My articles were instructional. However, when I decided to create my own website and later blogs, I found that my writing was wooden. It was as if I could write all day in a conversational way, but the minute I had to write seriously, I was robotic.

    I’ve come a long way from writing those procedural manual. It has taken me years to develop my own voice. I don’t think I sound like a robot anymore. 😀

    I wish you much success with your novels, blogs, and writing!


    1. Thank-you so much for sharing your writing story.


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