If you're looking for a new challenge to push your writing in the coming year, then I heartily recommend the 85K 90Day Writing Challenge hosted by Julie Valerie. The Challenge (technically) runs from 1st January to 31st March every year. I say technically because there are more steps throughout the year in regards to Editing, Prepping etc. It just means if you completed the challenge and wanted continued encouragement, support and advice on the following steps in your writing journey, you can use the 85K Challenge to help.
Since 2018 is drawing to a close, I felt this was the perfect time to let all of you who are unaware, that there is an awesome Writing Challenge that runs January 1st to March 31st every year.
When we hear the word "Invest" most of us think of money. But that's not the only way to invest in yourself.
Today I want to talk about your responsibility as a writer. Hint: it's NOT just about writing books. I recently witnessed a young writer, in a Facebook group, ask for critique on her first chapter. I and several other writers offered to read it. I made copious notes and sent it back, however she couldn't access my notes due to a "version" issue of the software we were using. However, other writers had better luck. After receiving her critique, she got angry, left a rather snarky message on the group and left. It showed little for the writer's maturity, when they lashed out and even less for their ability to accept criticism.
This week's guest poster is the wonderful Nthato Morakabi who discusses the concept of writing styles. Enjoy!
No matter how old we get, there are still times we make mistakes and often punish ourselves for making them. However, if we really want to be better, we need to start embracing those mistakes rather than seeing them as a type of failure.
Today I'm going to talk about the Three P's of writing...and no, they aren't Pancakes, PJs and Procrastination (totally should be though, right?). The three P's are Patience, Perseverance and Professionalism. There may be more like pencils and plots but I think we will just stick to the main three. 🙂
In my post Dealing with Distraction Syndrome, I mainly covered the effect the internet has on our lives and our writing. Yet there is much more than just the internet that causes procrastination.
Great! The world could always use more writers. I've been writing since I was 8 years old and I'm now a lot older than 8 (we won't discuss HOW much older). I have seen my work improve and I feel that over the many MANY years I've been writing, I've gleaned some personal thoughts on what (I think) people need to know if they want to be writers.