"I sit down to a blank page and see my oldest friend. Some days I write something decent. Some days I suck. Whatever. It’s not like I won’t be back tomorrow."
~ Sera Gamble

Saturday, 22 January 2011

What kind of writer do I want to be?

What kind of writer do I want to be?

I am asking myself this question so I can figure out what I want my 2011 Writing Plan to be. My end goal is to be a published writer. I would love to write for TV, but I would also like to write novels and short stories too. I've been looking at Sera Gamble's website, she is someone I admire greatly. I love the Supernatural tv series she writes for, which she has now become the executive producer and showrunner of. She has a great section for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in which she answers many of the common questions she has been asked about becoming a writer. (Well worth a read). Reading this, and a recent blog post about why people stop following your blog (apologies I forgot where I saw it and didn't save the link), it's made me think more about my online presence.

I want to promote my writing on this blog, especially as I become a more skill writer (with lots of practice), but I also want to make it interesing and blog things people want to read. I recently read one blogger say they often type blog posts up ahead of time in their Word documents first before posting, and they always have a few ideas for blog posts they jot down before they actually come round to writing their blog posts. They also try to stick to a schedule for their blog posts, as there's nothing worse than a blog that's updated rarely.

With this in mind, these are my 2011 Writing Goals I want to work on this year:
  1. Create a blogging schedule, possibly weekly.
  2. Jot down a few blog post ideas so you have something to blog about when you do sit down to blog.
  3. Comment on other similar theme blogs to increase your blog readership and make friends with similar interests
  4. Practice prose fiction writing every day.
  5. Create Writing Samples to show my work...
  6. A Short Story
  7. An Original TV Pilot Script
  8. A Speculative TV Script of a critically acclaimed TV Series
  9. A Movie Screenplay (original)
  10. Create a new website as a Writer to show off my new writing samples
  11. Practice Writing even more fiction!


  1. I've always been goal oriented which of course helps me get things done, but I also like to fly by the seat of my pants. I guess it just depends on my mood! LOL

  2. Hi Melissa, I usually don't set too many goals, which tends to result in my not getting much done! So this year I'm making a big effort to become a better writer!

    P.S. Thanks for following my blog!


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