Have you met your writing goals for the year? If not, there is still a bit of time left. I have a few loose writing ends that I plan on wrapping up before the end of the year. Anyone care to join me?
Well, as promised, here is a bit of this and that. Perhaps one of these links will help inspire some end of the year writing.
In need of encouragement? Brian Klems article, How to Gain Perspective on Your Work might offer just the boost you need. He discusses the importance of stepping back, letting projects rest, and engaging in other therapeutic activities. Good stuff.
The Cincinnati Review welcomes submissions of poetry, prose, and nonfiction from writers of all levels. They pay $25-30 per submission. Click here for details.
The First Line Literary Journal accepts four part stories using a first line that they provide. There is a line for each seasonal story. For example, spring's line is, "There are a few things you need to know before we start." They pay on publication. More info can be found here.
Freelance Writer Linda Formichelli, of The Renegade Writer blog, recently became certified as a Fitness Coach and offered free fitness coaching sessions to a limited number of people. I had the privilege of being chosen and found that Linda's not only a good writer, but a good coach. Here are my thoughts on our session:
My session with Linda provided plenty of food for thought (no pun intended!) – from my fitness routine to my eating habits. Her questions challenged and motivated me to stretch in areas I hadn’t considered. She offered suggestions to help get back on track by building new and better habits. I appreciated her friendly style; she’s personable and immediately makes you feel at ease. She generated a healthy dialogue, allowing time to pause and consider without pressing me for immediate answers. I was hoping that our session would serve as a catalyst for a fresh start; I wasn’t disappointed. I came away with tools and info that I can implement to build and maintain a healthier lifestyle. To learn more about Linda's Fitness Coaching, click here.
Here's a handy post by Nancy Ragno over on Jane Friedman's blog - 10 Phrases to Purge From Your Speech. Are alot, alright, and irregardless words we should use? Hop over and find out!
Author and fellow chocolate lover Emily Benedict is offering a free download of The Father Christmas Confessions. Check it out here.
Veteran freelance writer Jennifer Brown Banks is offering a new email service for writers called Jen's VIP Club. She offers info on blog gigs, insider's tips and tools, discounts on creative services, and more. Cost is $7 per month. Stop by Jennifer's blog for details.
What's on your plate this weekend?
Have a wonderful weekend,Karen
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