Your Son Called Our Son An 'Idiot Sincratic'

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Hi, Andre' Hartslief here. Today I want to share with you viewpoints from my wife, who has seen a few burgeoning moments in my writing career. She has seen the ups … the downs … my determination and desire to succeed … and how living the writer's life has been the best decision I could have ever made...

You're Idiot Sincratic

Ask Daleen and she'll tell you there are a lot of funny perks to living with a writer.

For openers, our 3 children — seem to use bigger words than a lot of other kids. Daleen says, "It's all cool till you have to explain to another father why your son called his son 'idiot -- sincratic' (idiosyncratic)."

Our kids are adults themselves now and know all about punctuation, yet, they end their sentences by saying, "Period." Daleen freely admits that's thanks to me always using the Thesaurus over the years while writing.

When Stuff Come Up

When I think seriously about it, there's something deeper to being a retired guy living the writer's life. for one, we get to enjoy a lot more quality family time because we don't have to rush to 9-to-5 jobs and getting the kids to and from school. Any last-minute stuff that now comes up, Daleen's on it.

For Daleen and I, it's a gigantic plus that we can make big decisions based on what's best for the two of us and not based on how it fits in with our work schedule. That's all cool. Yet there's something else I benefit from, something I never expected when I first decided I wanted to start writing for a living. I had always hoped to be successful, I just never thought about all the really successful writers I would meet in this career, or how they'd affect me.

Writers Are Happier..

The people I've met, and the ones that have grown to be close friends, aren't anything like my regular, nonwriting friends. For starters, writers appear to be happier. They seem driven but in a more positive way. They talk about life goals, travel hopes, and adventures like they're all things that will actually happen.

Many of my regular friends are the opposite of that? Several of them spend their days checking boxes off the calendar, trying to make it to the end of the week, then the end of the month, then finally, the year?
Maybe it's just me, but I seem know far too many people like that. That's why I think being around other writers and even successful entrepreneurs has a kind of extremist effect on my own mindset.

I Would Believe In Myself Much Sooner...

If there were one thing I could change, it would be to believe in myself a lot sooner and to take more risks much earlier.

Having met other writers from this world, helped me gain the confidence that others either don't understand or simply don't know how to give. It's invigorating, meeting other people who like the things you like and nurture the same huge aspirations. Why I call other writers my favorite kind of friends, is because they never raise their eyebrows when I tell them what I hope to accomplish with my writing.

The writing community, well, they are my kin, my tribe, my cronies. They are co-conspirators in the literarian world.

You can have them too. Right now, list out anybody you have that supports you on this level in your life. People whose outlook supports big, out-of-the-box, quality-of-life decisions, people like the writers here on Wikinut,

Don't Hide Your Thoughts And Ideas

If you currently don't have friends in your life who are as non judgemental and inspiring as other writers, just sign up here or go and look into local writing groups or online writing groups. Anywhere you can gain support. Because I can assure you from my experience, this support system is uniquely priceless.

Share your thoughts and comments here, discover the meaning of what it is to be a writer in the New Year.

Happy New Year,

Andre' Hartslief (a.k.a.Tranquilpen)

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author avatar Helen Thomas
6th Jan 2016 (#)

Thanks for this great share ~ Tranquilpen. Good read. I second the motion.

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author avatar Mariah
19th Jan 2016 (#)

Oh how I've missed the
'Tranqilpen Brand' of writing that drew me in like a magnet when I first joined wikinut, the spinechillers that brought up the hairs on the back of my neck were top of the list as you'll remember, I was always chapping on your door for another one ha ha.
You once gave this 'golden advice' to witers when you wrote the words 'write it hot'
straight from the mind to the keyboard - don't think about the proofing until you have completed the piece - go back and sort that when you've finished ...sound method and one I've used since..that way nothing gets in the way of that writing flow, so thank you for that and all the memorable reads you've provided here on wikinut.
Your point about writers having a unique connection ain't that the truth..and it's a fantastic bonus that your kids have homed into the educational benefits of their dad's writing career.
Keep that keyboard on fire Andre..your friend Mariah x

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author avatar Tranquilpen
22nd Jan 2016 (#)

WOW You Rock Babe! This may be a cliche, but I believe it is a fitting subscript to your comment:"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." You are such an undeserved inspiration Mariah. Do you think others may like my thriller stuff?

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author avatar Mariah
22nd Jan 2016 (#)

Credit where it's due my friend, you've so earned it!! and other readers should be given the chance to check out those spinechillers, so go for it.. get them out there Andre x

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
23rd Jan 2016 (#)

well done again and Andre congrats on author of the day...

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author avatar Tranquilpen
24th Jan 2016 (#)

Hello Carolina, thank you for your much valued comment. P.S. Had no Idea I was writer of the day, how does one find that section, I've never visited it

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
18th May 2016 (#)

Great read! Keep sharing man, talent like yours are getting fewer by the day.😎

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author avatar Tranquilpen
18th May 2016 (#)

Thank you SDM, guys like you are what makes guys like me, keep pushing the envelope.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
22nd Jul 2016 (#)

Hi my friends, Thank you for your loyalty! I urge you to continue posting on the prestigious Wikinut site as will I. I have however been searching for about a year for a write for cash site which works as fantasticaly as wikinut and pays like Bubblews had in their heyday! I have come across such a brand new cash writing site which is similar to these two sites in one and it pays its writers for original work. I joined and find their pay system very interesting. If you could use a few extra bucks like me, and would like more details please send me an email to:
Kindest regards,
Andre' (Tranquilpen)
PS: Several members of this writing community are already there!

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author avatar Tranquilpen
2nd Nov 2016 (#)

1st November 2016 (#) Hi , Thank you for being on my readers list. I have been searching for about 2 years for a write for cash site which works as easily as wikinut and pays like Bubblews did in their heyday! One of our wikinutters, passed this information on to me of a brand new cash writing site which is similar to Bubblews and it pays its writers for original work. I joined and find their pay system very rewarding.
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Kindest regards,

Andre' (Tranquilpen)
PS: Many wikinut and Bubblews writing community are already there!

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