Friday Reflections: Write Your Heart Out

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Let’s start writing! …just give me a minute make some tea, okay?

Since I’ve been talking a lot about business and freelancing lately, I thought that today I should get back to my roots. Here are a few writing challenges to get you going:

2014 April PAD Challenge: FAQs (and Tips)” – Though we’re a few days late with this peom-a-day challenge, Robert Lee Brewer from Writer’s Digest encourages writers to try their hand at a few stanzas. The challenge can teach you a lot about the art and discipline of writing, so you might as well sneak a look and take a shot!

5 Ways to Improve a Perfect Story” – Maybe you don’t have time to focus on poetry, because your novel is perfectly shiny and you’re ready to dive headfirst into the mysterious realm of agent queries. Firstly, oh-my-goodness-I’m-so-proud-of-you! And secondly, take a look at John Yeoman’s Write to Done article as he asks you to check one last time for balanced descriptors and dialogue.

3 Reasons You Should Stop Seeking Validation” – Throughout your poetry writing or novel polishing, remember this advice from Carlos Cooper from The Write Practice. Cooper encourages us–sensitive souls that we are–to discover our true audience instead of demanding responses from those who very honestly aren’t interested.

 

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