I’ve done this tagged meme before, but since my favorites list is ever-changing, I thought I’d do it again. List 10 books that have stayed with you long after you read them. Don't think too much about the exercise. Be spontaneous. You’re supposed to tag other people here. I don't tag people. Just participate if … Continue reading Books that Stay
Day Seven and Nine: It’s a Two-fer
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
Day Six: The Found Poem
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: Pictures
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: What Do You Want To Write?
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?
Day Two: Break All the Rules
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
Month of Cah-Ray-Zee!
October is without a doubt my favorite time of year. It is also my BUSIEST time of year hands down. Once October 1st hits, every bit of free time I have is booked solid. Parties, events, festivals, not to mention Halloween, and baking fill my time. If I could go without sleep, I probably would. … Continue reading Month of Cah-Ray-Zee!