I’m Back!

Hi there! It’s been a long time since I’ve written on this site and I apologize for that. Don’t tell my students/clients this but, like them, I can get plagued by and become frozen by the death grip of the dreaded (should be) Perfectionism (though it helps as an editor).

It’s a weird phenomenon that can keep me from the page for days, weeks, years at a time. Sometimes I’ll open the file to work on it (whatever file it may be) then immediately close it and walk away or find something else online to fool with (with which to fool?).

Blogging seems like pontificating more than keeping a journal for the simple fact that somebody might actually read it vs. a journal which you usually hope no one does. Someone said blog as if you are writing to yourself. That works. And I am if nobody reads this, but you know it’s not true because it’s oh so public. So there’s this weird cross between a blog and a journal, a jog? No that was taken back in the ‘80s. let’s see, how ‘bout a blurnal. Hmmm… get it? blur-nal. Fits.

Also, I’m a writer not a blogger. There’s a difference. I’ve never gotten used to this blogging thing, though I haven’t given up. Now that I’m self-publishing my novel The Archangel of Hamilton Beach (see blog by same name). Link coming!

A lot of people are plagued by the P-freeze. We think it’s too much. We have to make it just right (whatever “it” is) and it just seems like too much work or too much time or effort and we just don’t know exactly what it’s supposed to look like when we’re done, if it’s going to be good enough (for whom? is a good question to ask).

BTW I’m happy to say that three people from Let’s Write! creative writing classes who had felt overwhelmed with P-freeze on beginning and at various other times throughout just recently self-published (with my help) their memoirs of which they and I am very proud and delighted. They and I know the work that went into these wonderful books as does any writer who’s finished something to its completion.

Also, there’s the length to consider. Blogs are usually short and this one’s already too long! Bye. I’ll be back. I think.

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Writing Classes, yes, but much more :- )

Well, it’s been a while since I posted here and for that I apologize.

My little Let’s Write! studio has expanded into a writing instruction, editing, formatting/design, and (self) publishing service.

Let’s Write! has grown quite organically, that is to say, without intention—it all just happened. Writing students starting with a short personal essay or some pages of poetry, over time—not a lot—have gone on to now uploading to Create Space and Kindle for paperback and e-books.

Currently, we’re also looking into audio books to round off the number of venues these great writers have to get their essays, memoirs, and other books into the hands, eyes, and ears of their potential readers and listeners out there across the world.

PS—My services are 100% guaranteed for a quality book (yours) publication if you commit to your project and follow my advice.

Very exciting!

Check us out at:

Let’s Write! Creative Writing Studio
Writing, Editing, Formatting/Design, and Publishing Service
1400 Guerneville Rd, #2, Santa Rosa CA 95403
LetsWrite. net

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Let’s Write!

We all have a story to tell, whether

Short Fiction or Personal Essay,  Book-length Memoir or Novel, or Poetry.

Come for instruction and gentle, encouraging guidance (and a healthy dose of humor) as you create your work of art, in small classes or individually.

(at ridiculously low rates  :- )

For information on how we operate, and on how to get started:

Write me at valser27@gmail.com or call 707-529-7149.

I promise to get back to you promptly.

Your Journey of expressing yourself starts here!

~ Don’t miss it! :- )


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