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ADDICTED TO WRITING AND JUST GETTING STARTED


I introduced myself a day or so ago as a rookie to blogging and freelance writing.   I normally write about politics and current events, focusing on issues the mainstream media does not report.  I said then that I would like to post articles in the writer’s category occasionally to break the monotony and break to a lighter side.

As a newbie to writing I find myself becoming addicted to placing my body at this keyboard and writing something.    I already posted two political articles today……didn’t feel like a third, but I had to write.  I believe in the 6 to 7 weeks of experience I have now gained I see improvement.  I have a question for the more seasoned writers.   Is it good that I am addicted so quickly and can’t get enough?   I don’t want to just put words down, I really am striving for quality and content.   Is there a point where it is too much?   I know once in a while you need a break, even a vacation.

I was given a Nook a few months ago as a gift.  I bought books to read and found like most items you purchase, you get what you pay for.   Because I like to read a lot I would buy some books rather cheaply and some I ordered that were free.   I became quite frustrated with the lower valued readings, as the grammar and spelling errors were ridiculous.   I got to thinking, I can write better than this.   By all means I don’t believe writing is easy, it is not.

I had thought about writing before, but never really knew how to get started, and was I articulate enough?   My nook readings convinced me I should give it a go.  So, here I am and enjoy it more than my day job as an International Banker, which is not as glamorous as it sounds.

I could use some tips on the addiction thing, and critiquing is also encouraged, but don’t beat me up too bad.   Thank you for reading.

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ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF


Writing

This is my first blog in the category for Writers.   I have been reading blogs or articles if you prefer for a few weeks now, but until now have not contributed.   I have been blogging for about six weeks within the theme of politics under the Arlin Report (arlinreport.com).  I enjoy stirring things up with readers for reaction and to get people involved in politics, if only to speak out, Lord knows we need help.

I am a 62-year-old male from Missouri, a rookie at freelance writing.    I  am an International Banker by day, but wish to retire someday, with writing as a hobby/retirement gig.   Most of what I write will be on the political side.   I have  a political science major with about nine years of experience as a city councilman.    However, politics can get tiresome, even frustrating at times, possibly because you lose hope of where we are headed as a nation.   I will occasionally write about other topics, just for a break and to move to a lighter side.

I have a writer’s website I am attempting to finish for launching, just short of an article or two for show.   Once I have the website released, I will share it with you.  Hope to hear from some of you soon.