I’m reinstating The Scribe’s Arcanum.
What is The Scribe’s Arcanum, you ask?
The Scribe’s Arcanum is just a tongue and cheek way of saying: the writer’s secrets.
Back in the early 90s, as a young man transitioning into my early 20s, I felt I needed a way to regain my focus and steer my life in a successful and prosperous direction. Having lived life for the most part scattershot, I began keeping a journal on the family Commodore 64/128, utilizing a rudimentary word processor in an effort to motivate myself to take action in every area of my life.
Interestingly, I wrote this journal just like a modern blog in a time before the internet as we know it (I think there were some newsgroups and such available using very low baud modems, but I didn’t have access to this nascent technology at the time). That’s right, I wrote it as if people could somehow read the journal I was creating on a giant floppy disk. I’m a futurist! Haha!
Writing the journal/blog helped me to set goals and take action toward my dreams. In short order, I returned to school, earning an associate’s degree (I would later go on to earn a bachelor’s degree and graduate magna cum laude), earned a black belt in old school Korean Karate (Tae Kwon Do/Tang Soo Do), back in a time when a black belt meant something, and met the woman of my dreams, who would later become my wife.
Today, I have decided to return to The Scribe’s Arcanum as a way to share my goals and accomplishments as I continue to work on my writing career, while sharing any tips, tricks, or secrets I may have picked up along the way. This time The Scribe’s Arcanum is not so much for me as it is for you. I hope I can give you information along with some encouragement to help you with your writing goals. I also hope you’ll stick with me through this journey. Be assured that I’ve already written a group of blog posts yet to be published, so if you follow my blog, I’ll be able to update the content on a consistent basis.
I hope you’ll get a lot of value from this blog and wish you all the best with your hobby or career.
Welcome to The Scribe’s Arcanum!
Until we meet next time…