Writing tip 2. How I write.

There is no one size fits all solution here. There is no magic wand to wave or a spell to cast. Nor do you need to sell your soul to the devil. 

Will this work for you? I have no idea. As the old saying goes, “If I can do it, you can do it.” I hope I am going to encourage you to write and encourage you to try and write something. 

To start with a fun example here, I am going to go back to grade 7.  

Yes, that is a long time ago for me and maybe even for you…  

I remember my history teacher Mr. Elliot giving us the assignment to write about our experience at Midland ON. Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons. This was a historical trip to visit the Huron Indians in Ontario Canada. The place was interesting with many old and refurbished buildings and as a kid, in grade 7 I was not bored to death by the trip. The bus ride was long but the trip was worth it because I still remember most of it. It rained on and off for the whole trip and thus it was a bit soggy.  

The assignment was simple, write about the trip. As a kid in grade 7, well let’s just say the words didn’t flow very well. I do not remember what I wrote on my assignment.  

What I do remember is Mr. Elliot reading out loud to the class one statement… “Don’t go in the rain, because you might get wet.” 

I laughed along with the class because Mr. Elliot had a fun way of delivering nearly all the content in his class. All was great until he told the class that I had written this incredibly insightful statement.  

No this was not the amazing beginning of my writing career. But I did write and I did start writing poems around that time. While I thought the rain comment was meant to be somewhat sarcastic, everyone just laughed at me.  

I was not the most outgoing kid, I would say I was an introvert even though I did join all the sports teams in school. Outside of sports, I was a bit of a loner and I did love to write my poems. My poems were not amazing or very good by my own admission. They did get better as I got older and I always carried around with me a small notebook that was usually hidden in my binder. 

This takes me to our first lesson so to speak. Remember there is no test on this so all you need to do is read… 

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Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, and businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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