A Writely Applied Welcome

Pencils, I want to talk about the aesthetic value of pencils. Pencils are clearly the understated tool of the writing trade. Sure we have pens, word processors and computers, but where would we have been without pencils.

Working with a pencil should be a requirement of every writer. It is a metaphor of who we are. We are filled with something creative, as a pencil is filled with lead. We must sharpen our skills regularly so that we are never dull and may dig deep to find the right words, words that come forth to satisfy the reader as the pencil does to paper.

Writely Applied is a vision inspired by the incredible journalist, Nellie Bly who said “Energy rightly applied and directed will accomplish anything.”

The vision is about writing…any writing, all writing and no writing in particular. It is a vision of writer’s resources. Not just for journalists, bloggers, novelists or poets. It is a library, a stationary shop, a café with WiFi. It is wherever you are when you are writing, thinking about writing or reading about writing. It is you if you want to be a writer.

Writely Applied is our place to be refreshed, inspired and motivated. It is a creative place for creative people. There is no sign on the door that says only writers need apply. It is open to everyone. I promise no drudgery over grammar and spelling and who made the NY Times Bestseller List…well, unless you want to of course. There are no special qualifications at Writely Applied except a desire to write or be creative.

We’ll share creative tools, learn about authors and creative people and hopefully do some writing together. Variety is the spice of life and if you and I were introduced at BigShoes, then you know I hardly write about shoes on any day over there. Writely Applied will be the same. Diverse.

So, you want to be a writer? What do you want to accomplish with your writing? Are you ready to become Writely Applied?

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  1. crsenter says:

    Oh girl, I’m going to love this new site of yours. In fact, I’m heading over to my site right now to get you in the blogroll.

    I was a little nervous that your site was going to be better than mine, but just what I’ve seen from the first post, I’m hoping it is. This is going to be a great writer’s resource.

    I’ll have to tell the world about it. :)

  2. writelyapplied says:

    Thanks CR. You win the award for first comment at Writely Applied.

    What a compliment…now I’ll be worried about if I can make the grade. Really this is a journey, but I have a vision for a lot of things so hopefully we’ll all evolve together and have a great time.

    I don’t know how soon I’ll have my blogroll updated with vacation coming up, but I know you are on it because I LOVE your site.

    I’m hoping to get the site spruced up before I leave but you know how that is. I’ll be lucky if I have all my freelance work done and posts posted in advance. LOL

  3. kalilea says:

    What a great new site – I love your pencil analogy.

  4. writelyapplied says:

    Thanks Kalilea. If you’re a creative writer please join our groups. I’m hoping in the ensuing months we can accomplish many things. Have you thought about writing a book on treasure hunting? Or writing articles on it for treasure hunting magazines?

  5. kalilea says:

    I have written a few articles for other site, but one day I would love to put together a book that would include location information as well as stories from those that have frequented those locales. I will definitely check into the site on Gather. I have an account there – I just have rarely used it.

  6. writelyapplied says:

    We’d love to have you. A guide book like that would be great kalilea. You could start a series by region. That would be cool.

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