After last year’s A-Z Blogging Challenge came to a close, I found myself missing the daily prompts and the routine and structure that came from dedicating time to write every day. I wrote a conclusion post of sorts after this challenge wrapped up which included a question for readers, eliciting advice regarding other challenges and prompts that … More Congress of Rough Writers!
Alright my fellow bloggers, I need your advice. I really enjoyed last month’s A-Z Challenge and am already missing the routine of daily/regular writing prompts. I had so much more fun this year versus last. I think this was partly because I selected a theme and stuck to it, wrote every day as instructed, and really … More Enlisting Blogger’s Advice!!
Day 10 – “J” Journaling One of the first writing endeavors I partook in as a child was keeping a diary. Since that original diary with a cute heart-shaped lock and key, I have been a terrible journal-keeper. I always start out with the very best of intentions. Typically as part of a moment in … More Journals, Diaries, and Notebooks, Oh My!
Day 9 – “I” Inspiration We all have something. Something that, when exposed to, inspires us to hit the ground running and write something magical. Something that speaks directly to our creative soul, urging us to find a scrap of paper, a phone, a computer, anything, to get those thoughts out and preserved in some way. There are … More What Inspires You?
Day 8 – “H” Home Offices and Spaces Everyone has a favorite place to write in their home. For some, it is a home office, a library, or a cozy corner desk. For others, it is curling up on a comfy sofa, laptop at the ready and a steaming cup of tea in hand. For … More Home Offices and Writing Nooks
Day 7 – “G” Getaways and Retreats Who doesn’t love a good writing retreat? There is nothing better than a weekend getaway, taking with you your writing materials and books, notebooks and utensils, with the primary goal of busting out a few chapters, getting some intense researching completed, or plotting and outlining away. Weekend (or … More Writing Getaways and Retreats!
Day 6 – “F” Faux Bios! Me: Tomorrow is F! Guess what F is for?! Her: Falafel? Me: Noooooo. Her: …………Omg. Are you doing “Faux Bio?” Me: #cannotcontainexcitement Her: (insert emoji of creature vomiting) Faux Bio? Say what now??? A term a friend and fellow blogger of mine over at Thought on a Roll coined years ago, … More The Fantastic Faux Bio!
Day 5 – “E” Editing I’m old school. When it comes to ripping apart my first drafts, I find it physically painful to do so in any method that does not include a hard copy of the document and a red pen. Whether this be editing an employee handbook at work, revising an essay or article, … More The Editing Process
Day 4 – “D” Drafting (The First Stages) As I alluded to in my post on Character Development, I am a tad obsessive about outlining (a topic I will discuss in further detail later in this challenge). What happens when that stage of the writing process ends? One can only outline, plot, and plan so much. … More Drafting Away!
Day 3 – “C” Character Development Particularly when working on longer pieces, I am a slightly obsessive outliner. For my novels, I have notebooks filled with lists and charts, descriptions and dialogue, and all manner of scribbles and scrawls. Certainly a part of my Type-A personality that I embrace, I feel such a sense of … More Character Development