Change of Pace

Now and then it’s a good idea to take a good hard look and see if it’s time to change courses. How often? Who knows?

For some time now, my Monday posts have been on the WWBC methods of preparing to write a novel. Wednesdays have been for remembrances, and on Fridays anything goes. Of course every other Friday is for Life List Club, and I usually exchange guest posts with another blogger on the alternate Fridays.

Fridays will continue pretty much as they have been. I really enjoy bringing you guests when I can and exposing my writing to other writers’ audiences, so I’ll continue with the Life List Club exchanges and try to find other guests the rest of the time.

My post on plagiarism on Monday, October 17, has been far and away my most-read and most-commented-on blog ever. Since then things have sorta settled into a rut. More could be written on the WWBC methods, but I’ve already covered most of the early preliminary work, and lots of other bloggers post about writing, so I’m going to cool it on that—at least for a little while.

My Wednesday remembrances sometimes strike chords that bring good traffic and sometimes pretty much miss the mark. I’m going to get away from those also.

For now, my Monday and Wednesday blogs will be miscellaneous. Some will probably still be in the category of remembrances. Some will be on some current event that happens to catch my attention. Some, like the one this Wednesday, will come from a recent personal experience which tugged at the strings of my heart or otherwise got my attention.

As always, I encourage you to comment. If you liked what you read, or hated it, or have a suggestion or other comment about it, I want to hear from you. And I always appreciate it when you take the time to click the little Twitter or Facebook icon to post the link for others to read it.



A graduate of Duke University, I spent 42 years as a health insurance agent. Most of my career was spent in Texas, but for a few years I traveled many other states. I started writing about 20 years ago, and have six unpublished novels to use as primers on how NOT to write fiction. Since my retirement from insurance a few years ago, I have devoted my time to helping Kristen Lamb start Warrior Writers’ Boot Camp and trying to learn to write a successful novel myself.


About David N. Walker

David N. Walker is a Christian husband, father and grandfather, a grounded pilot and a near-scratch golfer who had to give up the game because of shoulder problems. A graduate of Duke University, he spent 42 years in the health insurance industry, during which time he traveled much of the United States. He started writing about 20 years ago and has been a member and leader in several writers' groups. Christianity 101: The Simplified Christian Life, the devotional Heaven Sent and the novella series, Fancy, are now available in paperback and in Kindle and Nook formats, as well as through Smashwords and Kobo. See information about both of these by clicking "Books" above.
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10 Responses to Change of Pace

  1. DM says:

    Change is always good.


  2. hawleywood40 says:

    Seems like a lot of us are adapting and changing and trying new things! I think “miscellaneous” frees us up to write and post about what is most inspiring/on our minds at the moment, which yields some of our best writing, so good for you, David : )!


    • I get fed up with manufacturers that change products just as I really begin to like them, but maybe it’s different with us writers. Maybe we get stale if we don’t do this now and then.


  3. Miscllenous Mondys somehow has a ring to it. you could throw in some of Will Rogers words of wisdom too!


  4. Marji Laine says:

    Change is often a good thing, especially if it stirs up passion. And doing miscellaneous posts might be just the ticket to uncover some new passions. Looking forward to enjoying your new path in writing!


  5. I agree that blogs can and should adapt and grow to suit your needs and the reader’s needs. When we give ourselves permission to change things up, it can do wonders for our creative flow.


  6. Thanks, Angela. You always sorta wonder how people will accept it when you change things. I appreciate your feedback.


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