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Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Sunday Salon - Writing Challenge with LHA - August 2010

Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak, Wintergirls, Fever 1793, Chains and other books, is hosting her third Write Fifteen Minutes A Day (WFMAD) Challenge.  Anderson will be sharing daily prompts and/or tips to help get your creative juices flowing and will offer some giveaways, including an ARC of the upcoming FORGE which is the sequel to CHAINS!

Every once in a while I dream of being a writer.  I wish I could make someone forget who they were because they were so immersed in a world that I created.  I want to have the ability to make people in books seem more real than the people around you.  Barring that, maybe I could write short stories or magazine articles.  It would be neat to see people reading, and enjoying, something I created.

But, ultimately, I know that thinking about writing is not the same as writing.  So, I thought I'd test my mettle and write 15 minutes a day for one month and take-up Laurie's challenge.  At the end of the month, I'll decide my next step.  Laurie Halse Anderson has devised some guidelines and is encouraging everyone to go for a walk to get their thoughts in focus. So, I'm off for some brain exercise!

So, what are some dreams/goals you have?  
What can you do for one month, fifteen minutes a day, towards that goal? 
Well, let's get to it!

2 comments:

  1. That's the real test: what are you willing to do everyday to work toward that goal? Things we think we really want, all we have to do is still ourselves and be about it!

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