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Time for Another 85k Writing Challenge

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.

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What is Your Responsibility as a Writer?

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.

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So, You Want To Be A Writer?

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.