Writing (And Walking) Through Water And Life

How’s it going? My socks and shoes have dried out, but it’s still been raining off and on, at least on Monday, it was. And we got crosswords and comics in the Sunday paper too.

I wanted to talk about reaction and things that happen today.

Mainly because last post, I’d said that in order to stay dry, it would have been a better idea to take my shoes and socks off, and walk through the water barefoot.

But maybe not.

After all, while most of the water came from the sky, I don’t know what it mixed with as it settled on the ground (except for ants–which I had to pick out of my socks, at least a couple). Water can carry a lot of things, especially if it’s:

a) still (i.e., not flowing from place to place)

b) warm or cold (instead of hot).

Germs could live in there. So maybe walking through with shoes and socks on was the right decision. I don’t know the data, but I’m pretty sure only hot water kills germs.

My mom told me once that she’d heard that someone’s first reaction to a situation is most likely the right one.

So what’s my point here?

Well, there’s readers and prospects (for you persuasive writers out there). They react to what writers write. Which is why I think writing can be frustrating–how to say EXACTLY what you want, without messing it up, or getting wrong ideas across.

The editing process is mostly to the rescue on that, I’m just saying it would be cool to get things 100% right the first time (yeah, maybe with a time machine–but what would be the point–except the subject of another post, or Triple F…)

And I’m actually going to try something I’ve been preaching for a while (so to speak), for Triple F.

Be sure to stop by on Friday.

If you’re stuck for an expression, or editing, or revising, sometimes it helps to think of your readers. What do they think? How will they react? And I don’t mean like it/hate it. I mean are you conveying information that will give them details, background, and show them the information they need to know? (Looks like I’m on the hook for another three posts already).

Until next time,



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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