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THE ROMA SEVEN

It's not what we do, it's why we do it

Chapter 1 & Chapter 2

I’m going to get used to this blogging thing. Two in one day. Don’t worry it will die down. This is just to let you know, I have cleaned up Chapter 1 and 2 to the point of showing it publicly.

Still needs real editing from someone more qualified, but you will get the point. There maybe grammar errors and such. But I’m not the best when it comes to grammar. At the same time I’m not THAT bad.

Going through a second time around is interesting. From start to finish I have grown when it comes to writing. And after doing just two chapters, I now realize, that second draft might be harder than the first. Me vs me is a tough match.

Anyways, if you look above by the about me, you will see the two columns that say chapter 1 and chapter 2. These will be the only chapters I disclose. So you may not get the idea where I’m going with this. I just wanted to share just a small piece.

Anyways let me know what you think. http://romavii.com/writing/chapters/

Is this where I’m suppose to say like my Facebook page, follow my blog, follow me on Twitter… I actually don’t even use twitter but I have an account. And I think this blog site updates it for me. Maybe one day I will look at my twitter account.

RR

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Fifteen years of writer’s block, or just lazy?

Since I was a kid I always liked to write. It was never something a lot of people knew. Back then though, it was mainly poetry and maybe a few very short little stories.

It was probably around 15 years ago that I decided that I was going to write a screenplay. Just for fun. I got books on how to write this and that. I used the internet for researching the how to’s.

Outline, outline, outline! Know your characters! Write their bio’s!

This is what I learned. From that screenplay to every novel I attempted writing this is what I would do. Learn different techniques to outline the damn book. Guess what? I only ever started and quit at the outline.

The time I spent on these stupid outlines, I could have been writing actual chapters.

Then in 2012, when I came up with “THE ROMA SEVEN”. I said screw the outlines, I’m just going to start putting the words on the paper and let the story take a life of it’s own. It was working as I pounded out two or three chapters. Then for some reason I quit. But it always stayed in my head.

I still had those pages, so this past February, I continued almost everyday. As of August 13, 2015, I have spewed out a full story. FINALLY!

As I dive into the second draft, there is a ton of work to do. Once I clean up Chapter 1 a little bit, I will post it as a preview on here. It will still be considered a rough draft however, so bear with me.

RR

 

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