Some news and a night of prompting
I received an email this week that made me smile. It was from a 17-year-old who has been following me on Instagram for several weeks. She told me that my posts have helped her focus on her writing and inspired her to overcome a bout of severe writer’s block. Receiving that email meant the world to me. It’s rare to know or understand the impact you have on others and hearing that I helped someone really made me realize how important it is to encourage people to follow their dreams. I wish I had spent more time focusing on my writing when I was younger. I feel like I’ve lost so much time, but I’m grateful to be back at it and to be part of such a great community.
I am excited to announce I will be Guest Blogging for Shelly at Keystrokes & Closed Doors. I’ll update you when I have a date for the post and will share the link once it’s live. Shelly is also interviewing me as part of her Poets of Instagram series. Once we have completed the interview and she’s posted it, I’ll share the link. Last, but not least, I’m going to start offering editing services.
I’ve spent the last few weeks assisting a friend of mine with a project she has to write for work. It’s been a lot of fun for me. I didn’t realize how much I enjoyed reviewing, editing, and helping create a cohesive paper. If you are interested, email me about your project and I’ll provide you with a quote.
In the spirit of encouragement, I challenge you to try out a few new things tonight. Do you focus only science-fiction? Write a short love story. Do you only write heart-breaking poetry? Write a short story about a funny incident that happened to you recently. Challenge your brain to work creatively in a way that it’s not accustomed to doing and see what kinds of worlds open up to you. (Note: I found these on Pinterest, if you know who the artists are, please advise so I can provide them credit).
Above, find a few images to stir up your brain waves. Write a scene for each image or a conversation between two people discussing what’s happening. As always, feel free to share in the comments or on Instagram.
Your Homework: Tonight’s post IS your homework.
Visit The Spark tomorrow for your Saturday writing prompt.
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