New Year… New Direction?



So…I hit a slump after the first of the year, and haven’t been feeling too creative. The ideas just haven’t been coming to me like they did when I first started this blog. As is normally the case, inspiration is usually found right under your nose, and, because of a Facebook reply from my dad, I think I have found a new direction for my writing.

As I read other posts on Twitter and other blog sites, I have seen that most people have common threads to their posts. From writing and reading and inspirational thought to fun and games and hashtagging, political rants, cute animals and seductive pics, the point is, although there is a lot of different stuff out there, the people doing the posting are mainly sticking to a single theme, while ADD me is all over the place with my posts.

Which brings me to my point. When I was young, my dad was a scout master, and we went camping once a month, never cancelling a trip due to weather, which led to some very interesting camping trips. The other day my dad replied to one of my posts, saying, “We need to write a book about camping and having fun doing it” (light bulb went off over my head). I spent a huge part of my growing up in the woods camping, hiking, cooking, fishing, etc, and there are lots of stories I could tell, so, why not write them down? Also, one of my personal goals for this year is to get outside more, so I will be able to write about those adventures, as well. Maybe having a theme will keep me active, physically and creatively.

Keep following. New stuff coming soon. I need a catchphrase for my posts. Maybe that’s coming soon, too lol.

You can also find me on Facebook @jimblackwriter and Twitter @JimBlacPC2006

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Hi, Y’all, I started my blog in September of 2017. A lot of stuff has happened since then, and I have added a lot of posts. I have recently purchased a domain – – through, who has been posting my blogs from the beginning, and so I am editing this post to bring it up to date. So…the title, Broken Anvil…what does it mean? I hear you asking. When I was younger my daddy used to say I could tear up an anvil, if I could ever get my hands on one. It wasn’t that I was a destructive little brat (depending on whom you ask), just very inquisitive as to how things worked. So, I would tear things apart to get to the insides. I just never could put them back together – hence the reason I’m not a surgeon. Anyway, I have often thought that Broken Anvil would be a good name for a lot of things, none of which I could ever get around to creating. So I figured, what the heck? Use it as the title for my blog. If you look at my profile, you will see that I started this venture to practice my writing and just have fun with it. I am starting my first book, and welcome any and all help, advice, tips, tricks and criticisms I can get. I hope you will read and follow my posts, and recommend me to others. My two biggest wishes are that I will become a better writer, and that you will just enjoy what you read. I have a lot of interests, and will write on a variety of things. Some serious. Some humorous. But always from the heart and my warped perspective on things. You can also follow me on Twitter and my writing page on Facebook, which I see needs a lot of serious work, by clicking on the social media icons found on each page. I hope you like what you see. If you do, please leave a like and/or a comment. And feel free to recommend my blog to others who might enjoy it.

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