Friday, February 26, 2016

Day -4: Preview of Things to Come

2016 Spring Clean Writing Fling

Read this"Pre-Fling" 
Sample Post 

* Submit a Practice Sprint for Fun * 

Return & Report


Today, While the Sun Shines (or the Midnight Oil Burns)

All of us have a personal mission on earth, and the unique talents to fulfill it. Yours probably includes some writing, or you wouldn't be here reading this.

There are stories to be told--only you can tell; and lives to touch and inspire, that won't be, if you don't do your part.

But you don't have forever to do it. What if you learned you had only one year to live? Would that change your writing goals? Maybe they should change.

Since we don't know how many "tomorrows" we've got, let's get going today. No one else can do it for us. They've got their own work to do.
-Janet Clark

Creativity Kick-Starter
Write by hand
Having a hard time getting the writing muse to answer your calls? Try sending her a hand-written note. Writing a chapter, scene, or post long hand has many advantages. It slows and simplifies the process while allowing full creativity. (Plus, you know it's just a draft so there's less pressure to be perfect the first time out.) Notebook and pen are cheap, portable and durable. Plus, there's no pesky internet to distract.
-PJ Switzer

Writing Sprint

Sprint Prompt: 
"What do you mean, he's dead?"

Let's get the mojo going. 
Set your timer for 15 minutes and write fast & furious. 
Ready. Set. Go!
-PJ Switzer

 Share your sprint on our Tumblr page:

Productivity Pointers

As you prepare for an amazing Spring Clean experience, 
keep these things in mind:

1. Pray - Look, you didn't get the writing bug by accident. This is a gift Heavenly Father gave you. Talk to Him about it. Seek His direction. Let the Spirit guide your work. (Pssst, He loves all genres so don't turn away from His help because you think he doesn't care about "a silly romance" or an alien invasion story.)

2. Ask yourself, "Why am I writing?" - At the Southwest retreat last year Theresa Sneed shared the importance of knowing why you’re writing. Whether it’s for your family, for publication, or for world domination, you need to know why you’re doing it. 

3. Make a List: What things increase & enhance your writing productivity? What decreases and diminishes it? – It’s a great exercise. Use it and help stack the odds in your favor.
-PJ Switzer

Links to look at: 

 This link is on the Mission almost Impossible: Writing with Small Children. 
(Or for small dogs and writing. Or husbands. Or church callings. You get it.)

Return & Report

1. Did you read the INFO post (Feb. 25)?   CHECK.

2. Have you read this sample daily post?     CHECK. 

Return & report in the comments section below 
OR in the comments on Facebook linking to this post. 

Congratulations! You're on your way 
to an awesome Spring Cleaning!

Content by P.J. Switzer & Janet Clark

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