Writing On a Cold Wintry Snowy Day

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Sure, you want to sleep in and catch up on your rest. Like so many of us your week was grueling with chasing energetic kids, paying attention to demanding dogs, meeting many deadlines, fulfilling multiple family needs, negotiating bill payments, going to your doctor’s appointments… the list is endless. Oh, there is one more thing to add to the list, the weather:  snow, ice and rain.  This weather pattern was enjoyed or dreaded across a large part of the U.S. –including the deep south!.

Considering the long list of the week’s happenings I am sure there is enough creativity in your writer’s bag to muster up the will and energy to begin or continue a treasured piece.  Don’t fall down on your New Year’s resolution. Come on you can do it and without question you will be happy  you stretched yourself (both literally and figuratively).

Meg Dowell has some great suggestions on how to overcome the urge to not write on a day like today. Follow me as I apply a few of Meg Dowell’s suggestions – one of which is: Get It Done Earlyhttp://megdowell.com/2016/01/23/how-to-get-writing-done-over-the-weekend/

Have a great weekend writers and stay warm and toasty!

 

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Writing Goals: Make The Most of Every Moment

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Make Every Moment Count. Pixaby

Here we are Writers, 2016 and like me, I know you ushered in the new year with well written goals. Great! Writing hooks is an area that each fiction writer should tap into. Readers want to know shortly after opening a book or within a few minutes of reading a short story, the theme of the story. Reel them in quickly and keep the interest and momentum going. https://patriciafuqualovett.wordpress.com/2015/11/17/writers-readers-and-hooks/

Blogger Meg Dowell Novelty Revision (Putting ideas into words) gives detailed advice on meeting your writing goals for 2016. http://wp.me/ppJ8e-10S

Here is another aid to help in meeting your goals: If you have difficulty getting the writing juices flowing, you may want to use a few writing prompts to get you started. I talk about this in an earlier post: https://patriciafuqualovett.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/writing-prompts-using-old-media-clips/

Happy New Year Writers and together, let’s get moving on the all important 2016 writing goals.  Day 2 of 2016 starts in a few short hours and hopefully you will make every day count towards your goal.

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