Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Declaration of Principles

So here goes...something. A few years back I attempted to create a blog about creativity. It was fun while it lasted. I wrote mostly for myself (good thing, since that's about as big as the audience got.)

Now it's time to concentrate my creative blogging on the craft I've chosen to devote my life to: Writing. Thus Sleye1Stories is born.

I intend it to be primarily a place to report on my writer's arc - my journey toward being a published writer. As such I'll try to provide regular updates on current projects. More importantly, I hope to make it a place for learning and sharing from and with other writer friends and heroes, of which there are many.

Because I am blessed to be able to teach others what I'm learning, I also intend to provide some short tutorials and "lessons" occasionally here, both in written and in video form. Emphasis on short and occasional. I have far more to learn than I have to teach, so take that for what it's worth.

In one of my favorite movies, Citizen Kane, Orson Welles publishes his first edition of a newspaper with a "Declaration of Principles" for his readers. I've no plans to become a tycoon nor to die with a snow globe in my hand, but you never know. I do, however, aspire to do the following here at sleyestories:
  1. Provide great content, both my own and that created by others.
  2. Keep things fresh. I'm going to push myself to post here at least 2-3 times a week and hopefully more often than that. I shall build up to that as quickly as I can.
  3. Be a teacher and a learner. More learner than teacher. 
  4. Share the ups and downs more openly. I'm a private person. But "private" doesn't seem to cut it much in the publishing world. Unless you're Cormac McCarthy. And I'm not. In case you were confused.
  5. Have fun. Lots. Often.
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