My friend Sara Crawford (author of The 30 Day Writing Challenge), tagged me in the Writing Process Blog Tour. Because she tends to be able to bend me to her will with the alluring awkwardness of her puppy dog stare, I’m participating. Aren’t you excited? I sure am. Visit Sara’s blog here and check out … Continue reading Writing Process Blog Tour: I, again, blame Sara.
Yes, I know how to count. I know I'm out of sync/order/my mind. I also know that I don't want to give Sara's Entire book away in my blog, so we get to jump around the listed exercises (though I've been completing all 30 of them at home). I've been a bit absent as of late, … Continue reading Day Twelve and Thirteen: Word Choice and Character
Day Seven of Sara Crawford's 30 Day Writing Challenge. Music is the theme of the day. Basically, you put your music playlist on random and listen (no writing yet) to the next song that plays. Once you've let it sink in, free write using the music as a base. The book lists a few questions … Continue reading Day Seven and Nine: It’s a Two-fer
Sara and I always enjoyed our poetry writing prompts. I believe we might have even shared a writing class or two back in college. Today’s assignment in her book The 30 Day Writing Challenge is to create what’s called a Found Poem. Basically, you take phrases from any source (book, magazine, poetry, commercials, blog posts, … Continue reading Day Six: The Found Poem
Day five of Sara Crawford's 30 Day Writing Challenge actually incorporates a device I use quite often. I'm visually driven when it comes to inspiration, which explains my love of photography. Today's instructions are to choose a picture (there are several included in the book) and write something based on your reflections of that photo. … Continue reading Day Five: Pictures
Day Three of Sara Crawford's The 30 Day Writing Challenge brings us to this query. What do you want to write? Today's offering is more of a list of sorts. "Write a 1 – 2 page list of things you believe in and things about which you would love to write. Include what kind of messages … Continue reading Day Three: What Do You Want To Write?
This is going to hurt. A lot. For those of you just tuning in, I'm making a blog extravaganza of Sara Crawford's The 30 Day Writing Challenge. "Another problem I see for beginning writers is that they worry so much about being bad that they are afraid to write at all. If you can relate to … Continue reading Day Two: Break All the Rules
I've been wracking and racking my brain lately in an attempt to breathe some new life into my blogging. It's been far too long since the days of Ye Olde Livejournal where daily posts were made in abundance (sometimes overabundance...even when I had nothing to say). Something happened a few weeks ago that took the wind … Continue reading Sara Crawford’s 30 Day Writing Challenge: A Beginning