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Romeo Barnes
I'm a 25 year old writer(Mostly poetry) and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu addict. I have published two books Emotions Volume 1: The Beginning of Turmoil and Emotions Volume 2: Better Days. I also run the blog which can be found here. The blog gives insight on both my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and writing careers.  

Guest Blog- A new direction for 2011

This post is for all the aspiring writers out there. It was written by my friend and fellow author Kandie Delley. Kandie is the author of Curtains: The Collective Works, which is available on her website

Although getting a book published is definitely a dream come true, I have to say, I'm extremely excited about this turning point in my literary career. In 2011, I will move into fiction with screenwriting and novel writing- a move that has been challenging yet fulfilling.

Novel writing allows you to dive into your characters: the back story, the story arc, plots, and subplots -grabbing details about their surroundings and expressions- showing versus telling. It means having narrative that is just as engaging as the dialogue. Creative Writers also need to learn to write tight.

On the other hand, screenwriting affords me the chance to focus on the action, the urgency of dialogue and the transformation of words from script to screen; taking storytelling to a new…


Sorry I've been gone so long, I have been in and out of the hospital the past three months fighting an infection and in a lot of pain. I haven't even written anything. I had surgery on the 19th to remove my baclofen pump and I'm feeling much better. I will admit it feels very, very strange not having it there in my abdomen, and there's a part of me that actually misses it as I had it for 11 years, but i'm glad all the pain is gone. I will definitely be back to training after the new year, which I'm very excited about.

I won't be blogging again until after the new year, so I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.