Danielle Keeler

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Blogging isn’t my strongpoint…

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I don’t know how good my blogging is–it’s probably just mediocre.  And honestly, my stories are much better.  I’m not claiming to be the next Stephen King, J.K Rowling, J.R.R Tolkien or anything like that, but the fact is, I’m much better at writing stories than blog posts.  The problem is, almost all of my stories are a minimum of 50 pages when I finish them, and that’s just too long to post on a website like this.  I’m too young to be seriously considered by publishers, so right now, my stories are just for my own sake–my own release, my own passion, my own, uncensored thoughts.  To me, they’re more personal than a diary, but I still want people to see them, because I want to know how they are received.  I want to know if people are actually interested in my genre (typically dealing with Science Fiction, paranormal, or action stories), or if I’m better off sticking with my own love for writing and keeping it to myself.  I write a few poems, but those are even more personal, and I’m not willing to post many of those on the internet.

So, dear followers, I don’t really know what I’m hoping to accomplish through this post.  I was simply thinking about this, and decided to post a little blurb about it ’cause I’m currently experiencing writer’s block and extremely bored.  So thank you for reading, and, as always, please leave a comment!

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August 25, 2011 at 7:09 pm

I apologize dearly for the lack of posts

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So sorry to have been MIA the past week, I have just started my senior year of high school and it’s been chaotic.  For a while posts may slow down or stop entirely, and I apologize dearly to the whopping 6 followers of mine.  I’ll try to get back into the pattern as soon as I can, and until then, sorry guys.

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August 18, 2011 at 3:56 pm

The reality of being fake

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So today I saw a post on Tumblr (future reference: a lot of my topics will come from Tumblr), and it got me thinking.  As a writer, I can relate to this. I cannot embed the post in this blog (I probably can, I just don’t know how), but here is the dialogue from it:

“You’re willing to have it published and read by strangers, but you don’t want your best friend to see it?”

“Thank you for understanding.”

That’s it: short and brief, but for some reason true.  Writers are very private individuals, and they generally prefer to keep most of their writing separate from their personal life.  I then launched into a very lengthy self-analysis, and here is what I have come up with:

Writers are, for the most part, extremely self-conscious.  Not in the aspect that they are insecure, but more in the aspect that they immediately feel vulnerable once their writing is out in the open.  To most writers, allowing strangers to read their work does not seem real, and therefore they feel more comfortable putting it out in a society that does not know them.  From personal experience, I know it is much easier to read a comment from someone you have never met who does not like your work, than it is to have your best friend tell you that it sounds like you’re trying too hard.

After the above realization, I immediately noticed something else: writers are fake.  Even the person who prides them self most on being real (which I will confess is sometimes me) proves them self to be fake when they only allow certain groups of people to see certain parts of them.  I am guilty of this, as is every other person in society–writers are no longer the sole focus.  Most people just try to pretend it’s not true; they try to pretend that they are consistent and honest with everyone.  Final epiphany: NO ONE IS REAL.  Everyone filters their personality to match their surroundings, and it makes me wonder…who can you really trust?  Can you even trust yourself?

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July 28, 2011 at 6:02 am

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