Camille Mari en beBee in English, Writers Entrepreneur • Camille Mari - Social Media Solutions 24/11/2016 · 1 min de lectura · 1,6K

The writer in me

The writer in me

Today's reflection

I never saw myself as a writer

I mean, I write stuff but am I a writer ? I suppose. Writing in English is a huge challenge for me (I'll blog about that someday), but I'm writing every single day in order to improve my writing (being in beBee helps me a lot), my English, and my vocabulary. To show the world I can do it.

As far as I can remember I've always been writing, short stories, awful stuff, but writing. I was pretty bad doing an essay (in France you have a lot of rules to follow to write in school). And It was frustrating.

A few years ago I decided to write and to enter different writing contests, hard work always paid, and I won one. I don't talk a lot about it because it seems so far away, even If I still proud of myself (I'm not going to lie).

Booknote collector...

I have a large collection of book notes, and I'm the happiest person in the world buying a new book note, if it's pink it's better. I work with two of them, one for ideas and stuff, another one to list all the work I've to do.

I've been writing with a lot of different software, Ommwriter, Scrivener, Final Draft, Pages, Open Office... (Maybe I could blog about it if someone is interested).

But let's talk about the blank page...Or the stories you start and never end. The work you spent hours doing and you noticed it's not going anywhere. This work. 

But now...

I've to buy a new computer (mine act too much on his own), and It freaks me out in some ways, because I'll have a different keyboard, different feeling, etc... Is this going to increase my « I start stories but don't finish them ?» or will I be more efficient ? I may sound like a crazy person but anyway, I'm a bit of a writer and a bit crazy too.

In the meanwhile, I sure may buy a new book note to add to my collection.

Have a nice day ! 

Pamela 🐝 Williams 4/12/2016 · #22

Camille, you sound like a writer! In fact you sound like me, questioning everything. I can't imagine using an unfamiliar language so you are one better than I. Just keep writing, if only for yourself, but I hope you'll share your work here on beBee.

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Camille Mari 28/11/2016 · #21

#19 #20 Thank you Gloria. Renée, regarding what you wrote. Sometimes you only write for you too and you can't share it.

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Renée 🐝 Cormier 28/11/2016 · #20

Keep writing, Camille. I came to your post looking for inspiration. I started to write a post about my sister who committed suicide, and deleted the whole thing because it was too depressing and too personal. Sometimes that's the writing process. We start, hate it, start again, look for inspiration, write something else, edit, post it, etc. It is highly commendable that you try to write in English. I used to teach English as a Second Language and I can tell you that writing is the most difficult skill to acquire. You're doing great. Good for you!

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Love this...I know a writer that did his first 2 books in word, Im going to send him this info...and I have a writer in me, trying to get out...the paper cuts my inner writer are giving me are starting to get my attention! LOL Thanks for the post Camille !

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Camille Mari 27/11/2016 · #18

#17 I made a blog post on bebee about different writing softwares, maybe you can find what you are looking for. & thanks for the share.

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CityVP 🐝 Manjit 27/11/2016 · #17

#15 I have done very little writing with a pen and paper - so whatever I write is simply a flow of my thinking at the time I write. My interest is the mediums on either side of how I engage my own thinking. On the one hand I actually want to get back to writing by hand but that demands a time consuming physical reality, but I also want to explore what dimension technologies add, because the very use of technologies changes how we relate to writing. In this regard it is fascinating about both sides of writing with pen and writing with an app. That is the personal awareness that has opened up to me here which adds to what I call my gray wisdom.

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Camille Mari 27/11/2016 · #16

#14 I agree. Thank you for your comment Ken. I don't write with labels and rules, as a principe I write for myself, and then If I can I try to share. :)

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Camille Mari 27/11/2016 · #15

#13 I'm speaking about writing softwares to edit what you write of course, a pen and paper work pretty good too. :)

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