Today’s #CleanWIP collaboration is Start. [More info]
The #CleanWIP theme for Wednesday, August 12, 2020 is START. In addition to relevant lines from a *clean* WIP, we encourage authors to use the hashtag to let their followers & readers of CleanWIP Magazine know how they got STARTED into the world of writing and/or publishing. pic.twitter.com/gP94Dk4FBJ— CleanWIP Magazine (@cleanwip) August 12, 2020
~ Scott R. Rezer ~
I started writing in high school because I wanted to write books I wanted to read. I love reading, but I love writing more. But, as it turns out, I actually write books that I don’t read! Go figure. As an adult I shopped around several novels but never found a publisher, though a few agents were interested, but only if I wrote something the thought would be more marketable. I refused. When indy publishing took off, I knew I had a place. And here I am, forty years later with eight books and several more on the way. It all began with reading.
#CleanWIP Half-Price Bride: "I’d better start home. Telegraph us when you reach Abilene, so we won’t worry.” Roy gripped her shoulders. “And if things ain’t on the up-and-up with that dentist, you hop on the next train home. You hear?”— Laurean Brooks (@Laurean2) August 13, 2020
Emily nodded, but knew she could not return.
~ Keith D Guernsey ~
I never intended to become an author. I was just making notes from my playing and coaching days (football and hockey), and 25 years later it became Confessions of a Beantown Sports Junkie.
Night cast its dark net over the sky, each knot a shining star.#cleanWIP— ML Farb (@FarbMl) August 12, 2020
#CleanWIP … I ‘bout passed out then and there and thought ‘Great. What a rotten way to start the day. Now I’ll have to hobble into the courtroom.’ It’s a good thing I set the alarm with some time to spare. I’m just not sure it was enough. I’m not really a morning person.”— Earl Chinnici (@earlshelpdesk) August 12, 2020
~ Earl Chinnici ~
In 2011, I quit smoking that product endearingly called “Tobacco Cigarettes”. During the process, I started jotting down the time I lit each cigarette. These time entries progressed quickly into complete paragraphs, eventually becoming the foundation of my first book. I only wish I had started much sooner.