Monday, January 17, 2011

Chapter and Verse one line at a Time

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You have probably been waiting for my novel update so here goes. I have learned since I took upon this venture that birthing an idea to write a book seems a lot simpler until you actually begin the task. It occurred to me that all the idealistic thoughts and romantic fantasies I had about successful authors began some place in a chair just like the one I often find myself sitting, alone for hours brainstorming and writing, and rewriting. The lines begin to form in a fluid pattern that supports the original story concept. Then the paragraphs come together in magical synchronicity. After some work the first chapter actually seems to be finished. In the world of novel writing, get used to the idea of "seems to be finished". You have to be flexible because by the time the story chronology and plot seem to resonate into one fluid story, a change might need to be made to that finished chapter that you tucked away a month or two ago. Just keep flowing and don't be discouraged.


This is the greatest piece of wisdom that I can pass on from my own personal experience. And remember to back up all your work on the computer whether in draft form or final copy. Save copies of any printed notes and manuscripts as well. It's a good idea to give a sealed copy to a trusted friend or relative who can put it in a safe place for you, just in case the unexpected happens.

My first few months working on my novel have been adventurous, perplexing, creative, hard work, and very rewarding. Ultimately though, my novel is coming together one chapter and one line at a time. I have a ways to go till I can realize seeing a final draft in print so come back often for updates. Will you be my cheering rally?

The Midnight Writer

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Novel writing takes freelancing to new levels

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Recently, I took the steps towards actualizing a life long dream. I started writing the draft to a novel that I intend to have produced into a feature length movie. The transition from book to film opened my mind to all the possibilities in the freelance writing field. It is at that moment that I realized I can do both, novel and script/screenplay writing. I started the quest to understand the total involvement of both fields. I will be sharing this venture on Freelance Review.

Writing a book is an involved task with many aspects that take it from concept to actualization. So just where does a writer start the process once the decision is made to commit to a full length book?

Start by making a list of ideas. Break it all down into categories, topics, titles, phrases and chronology. You will refine this list many times before the novel's completion. Write down all the ideas you have for your book and keep refining the list to expound upon those ideas. Soon you will find yourself writing lines, then pages and before you know it your manuscript will be completed. The final decision you will make is how to publish, which we'll cover in another article.

I've actually simplified this process but I plan to expound more on this topic in future posts. I want to include links to resources and some valuable information as I discover it in my quest. Meanwhile, start brainstorming that novel. We can do this together!

The Midnight Writer

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Take an unforgettable Vacation in Tel Aviv

Posted by TheMidnightWriter at Saturday, May 01, 2010 0 comments
Tel Aviv is one of the most beautiful modern cities located in the Middle East whose charm lies in its roots wrapped deep within antiquity. While you're making plans to visit all the ancient holy sites on your list of places to see, consider how you will spend your relaxation time after walking many hours on tour. If you're looking for hotel rooms or vacation apartments that will make your vacation in Tel Aviv very pleasant, visit this website to see what it has to offer.

The listings include cheap hotels, affordable vacation apartments that provide all the comfort amenities, or economical hostels.  Find special deals to fit your vacation budget without sacrificing comfort and convenience. Many hotels are right in the city's heart within walking distance of all it's attractions from downtown shops to the sunny beaches and middle eastern sands along the Mediterranean Sea. A handy search widget on the website makes it easy to search until you find the perfect accomodations.

The Midnight Writer

Sunday, April 18, 2010

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Legendary Wild Mustangs are Killed for Hides

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Visit the Facebook group who is rounding up wild mustang advocates to lobby for their protection to save their lives and their freedom. Wild mustangs are being hunted for their hides to make leather art. This tragedy is promoted and funded by two Russian tycoons who are sponsoring these mustang safaris by paying big bucks for people to bring in the horse hides. Helicopters have been used to round them up and to kill them. According to the news reports circulating, this scandal is related to the Guggenheim Foundation. Read all about it on the Facebook group. Contact their organizers to find out what you can to do to help lobby for legislation to stop this tragedy. Please work hard to help save these wonderful creatures before it's too late.

The Midnight Writer

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Glimpse inside Health Care - Un aperçu à l'intérieur de santé

Posted by TheMidnightWriter at Thursday, April 08, 2010 0 comments
French and English Translation -Traduction en anglais française et
Les gens se rendent compte de plus en plus au sujet de l'assurance médicale maladie en ces périodes des désastres normaux multiples. L'assurance médicale d'option publique fait défaut aux besoins des personnes ainsi plus de personnes se tournent vers l'assurance privée pour compléter leur autre assurance. Dans cette lumière, j'ai étudié quelques différentes compagnies et les voudrais présenter un fournisseur d'assurance qui offre l'hospitalisation de mutuelle à un taux peu coûteux. L'assurance mutuelle concurrence sur ce marché l'hospitalisation garantie quand vous avez besoin de lui et avec des remboursements rapides et faciles aux services couverts sous contrat.

Visitez le site Web de l'assurance mutuelle aujourd'hui pour découvrir comment vous pouvez obtenir une évaluation libre. L'assurance-maladie est disponible sans classer un questionnaire médical. L'hospitalisation qui pare à tous vos besoins est et pratique à prix réduit. Ils peuvent te donner un contrat qui couvre dans le soin à la maison et la vie aidée après votre dégagement de l'hôpital. Lisez plus au sujet de cette compagnie et tenez compte de leurs avantages quand vous semblez la santé intérieure pour décider combien vous devez être en juste proportion assuré.

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People are becoming increasingly more aware about health insurance in these times of multiple natural disasters. Public option medical coverage is falling short of people's needs so more people are turning to private insurance to supplement their other coverage. In that light, I investigated some different companies and would like to present an insurance provider that offers mutuelle hospitalisation at an inexpensive rate. Mutual insurance competes in this market with guaranteed hospitalization when you need it and with quick and easy  refunds on services covered under contract.

Visit Mutual insurance's website today to find out how you can get a free assessment. Medical insurance is available without filing a medical questionnaire. Hospitalization that covers all your needs is low cost and practical. They can give you a contract that covers in home care and assisted living after your release from the hospital. Read more about this company and take their benefits into account when you look inside health care to decide how much you need to be adequately insured.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

We Made our Debut on Tumblr

Posted by TheMidnightWriter at Tuesday, March 09, 2010 0 comments
Our network of blogs has become vast so you may not be familiar with all of them. I have a blog on tumblr titled The Midnight Writer's Freelance Quest. Tomorrow an introduction to Freelance Review will be published so be sure to visit and read the post over there. If you visit the other site, please leave a comment and you will receive a free blog review right here on Freelance Review.

I would like the comment to be written on tumblr and an acknowledgement comment written on your review post at this site. The reviews will be written in the order that the comments are placed. I will include one photo if you email it as an attachment to Please include your blog link in the email so I don't get them confused.

I'm looking forward to the growth of this blog and to writing many exciting reviews. Tips, tricks, advice and resources for freelance writers/bloggers will be an integral part of this blog so we welcome your input.

Guest bloggers are very welcome. Apply at the email provided above and I'll send you a log in link. If you wish to be a regular contributor to this site, we welcome that as well. You can sign on for a day, a month, a year or indefinitely. The choice is yours so tell me what your interests are. I have a few guidelines for guest writers which will be posted on the site very soon. In the meantime, please avoid any gambling, pornograpy, foul language or criticism of another race, political party or religion. Honest critiquing is welcome though if the language is clean and informative, just not insulting or defaming. Other than these guidelines, I'm very open to versatility and intelligent content that will enlighten our readers.

Thanks for visiting. Please come back often to watch our progress. Till then, happy freelance writing.

The Midnight Writer

Monday, February 22, 2010

Freelance Writing is a Literary Artform

Posted by TheMidnightWriter at Monday, February 22, 2010 0 comments
When the word "freelance writing" resounds in the ethers of writing infamy, what do you think about?

Perhaps writing short stories for anthologies or magazines comes to mind. Maybe you think about writing blog or web content. Or your thoughts might wander in the direction of flash or short story fiction. Whatever the venue, consider the substance of freelance writing. It is an art form that encompasses many writing styles, genres and outlets for expression.

I'm not referring to any style of writing when I compare freelance to literary art. It is important to differentiate between simple writing styles, creative writing and literature worthy prose. All styles of writing can be classed as literary art. Some forms are just far more elegant than others. Let's explore the different styles and set out on a quest to find good examples of each one.

I've developed three titles for my simple classifications and for the purpose of research, I'll start breaking down the categories with these three classes. As research reveals the finer details of each category, I'll list the actual terms and provide a description and example of the writing styles. 

Simple Writing Styles

This basic form of writing refers to the construction of simple sentences written in the most effective and efficient patterns. An idea is conveyed by using the simplest words to achieve it. Simple writing takes a thought and finds a way to express it.

Creative Writing 

Creative writing is a more imaginative style of writing that is used in stories, poetry, prose and fiction novels. It involves the use of imagination, style and voice. The language is vivid, descriptive yet fluent and transitory. Emphasis and dialogue often adds depth to the written piece in the case of short or long story fiction. 

Literary Prose

Creative writing is literary prose in its purest form. Other forms of prose are found in most types of writing such as poetry, prose, novels, essays, fiction, and critical reviews. 
I've described the most basic definition of writing styles. Each category listed above has many aspects that embrace the depth and width of literature. The next session will delve deeper into a critical analysis of writing styles with historic samples. 
The Midnight Writer

Saturday, February 20, 2010

It's Important to Set an Intention for your Blog

Posted by TheMidnightWriter at Saturday, February 20, 2010 0 comments
This blog is in its birth stage so I'll work on taking the good advice in the topic of this discussion.

Set the Intention for your Blog.

It is the most crucial beginning step you can take. Have you ever gone off on a long winded tirade discussing a topic then wonder how you got to the place you ended up in the middle of the article? Then you wondered how to get back to the point? Well, a blog is just like an article. It's a compilation of many articles that continues telling an extended story. If you think of it that way, you'll understand why its important to set the intention that will define the path for your blog. Build the roadmap and think of it as creating the story plot.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Counter Culture exercises right to free assembly and worship

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Counter Culture exercises right to free assembly and worship

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