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Monday, January 4, 2010

Let's Get Serious About Writing

Why not declare 2010 your year to get serious about writing? Attending LWC meetings would be a great place to get started. I want to challenge you to create writing goals and action plans. These will give you a vision and help keep you on track.

When creating writing goals, be realistic but be sure to challenge yourself as well. If you work full time and have three children, writing a novel, looking for freelance work, and writing a short story each month may not be realistic. But writing and submitting one short story each month might be realistic and challenging. If you are a stay-at-home mom and your kids are in school, now would be a great time to create a detailed and challenging goal list and start working toward publication and/or a career in writing. If you are a student who wants to pursue a writing career, your door is wide open - choose courses that will feed your writing plans and pat yourself on the back for getting started on this journey early in life.

Everyone - use our writers group, Living Writers Collective, to provide support and inspiration as you begin or continue your writing journey. I wandered across a great writing web site that you all may be interested in. You can visit it for daily writing tips or have it e-mailed to you. I have it e-mailed, and I get a great and unique writing tip each day. Check it out:

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