Three Ways to Write Every day

If you want to be a writer, write. If you can’t write because of fear, try not to take this so seriously. After all, you’re doing this for you—to be the best version of yourself you can imagine. Don’t let fear stop you from what you feel you should do and never, never stop writing.

Writers are self-doubting people. Many of us revolt against ourselves and strike fear into our own hearts. We are, after all, our own worst critics.

My secret is simple: I make everything count. Every effort, no matter how small, gets me one step closer to my goal. Even if you have limited time to write, you might be surprised at how quickly the words add up. All you need to do is hold yourself accountable and show up for work. No creative magic required.

Here are three tips to write every day.

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Prophecy

From the concept in my post Tuesday Discussion I spoke about having a prophecy in books. How it can be used as a foreshadowing technique or outline the plot for a chosen one.

I wrote a prophecy for my current novel. After doing some research and discussion I am confused whether I should or not.

Here it is below, please comment and let me know what you think. Whether it should be included, if it needs some tweaking or remove it.

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Monday Motivation

Last week has been a successful week in writing.

I am a quarter of the way through the 1st editing stage of my novel and things are shaping into the way I envisioned them two years ago.

Whilst editing, I had a moment of clarity about blogging. Each week I tried to encourage writers to participate in #shortstories competitions and when I started my blog, my core value was to entice bloggers onto my page by sharing my writing journey, writing thoughts and relative questions for writing; visiting my blog for the interest of Douglas W. T. Smith.

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Short Story Sunday

Short Story Sunday.

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This will be the third week of this weekly ritual. I hope some people are starting to enjoy the process as much as I am. However, I would like more engagement by other bloggers/ authors or writers. My answer to this is time-frames and deadlines. For those who sign-up to my email listing below, I will send the reminders.

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Sunshine Blogger Award

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I am excited to annouce that The Ink Owl blog has nominated  me for the Summer Sunshine Blogging Award!

Thank you to for the nomination!

It’s always incredible to find followers and readers that enjoy my writing.

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Tuesday discussion

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Last week I missed and maybe burnt bridges with some of my readers but I want to rebuild and converse the weekly discussion conversations with other bloggers.

I discussed last week, at the moment I am reading, The Tower on the Rift by Ian Irvine. Here is the link if you want to join the discussions. 

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Short Story Sunday – S.S.S.

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It’s that time of the week again – S.S.S.

If you missed last week,  here it is.

I want to get people involved, if we can get enough traffic, hopefully some cash prizes can be organised – to make it more interesting.

In the meantime, I will continually post the rules and my stories each week.

Sunday Short Story – a short story on Sundays. In the form of poetry or a short story with a fully developed theme. You can: choose to join and share yours; or read mine – either way you’ll be participating in the weekly event.

Just write.

Word Limit:  up to 500 words/ 5 stanzas

Genre:  Author’s choice (including poetry)

The idea behind it is to think outside your major project or genre. Being completely absorbed by the one project/ theme seems daunting and frustrating. I feel it could be like music; you can love classical but listen to a bit of rock to make you appreciate the finer melodies.

Here is a poem from a bus-stop bench’s perspective I wrote today.

Enjoy.

 

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OUA Television Ad Campaign

This week was the launch of Open University Australia’s (OUA) national T.V advertising campaign, ‘What If‘. To my overseas followers, I am sorry you won’t see the campaign it is an Australian campaign but here is screenshots from it.

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Sunday Short Story

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Sunday short story – a short story on Sundays. You can either: choose to join and share yours; or read mine – either way you’ll be participating in the event.

Word Limit: 200-500 words.

Genre:Author’s choice

The idea behind it is to think outside your major project. Being completely absorbed by the one project seems daunting and frustrating. I feel it could be like music; you can love classical but listen to a bit of rock to make you appreciate the finer melodies.

I’ll begin with a short story I wrote today.

Enjoy.

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