If by chance you’ve stumbled on my blog at some point in the past, you might now notice a title change. I debated creating a new blog, but feel like I need to have at least one blog that survives for longer than a period. So, just as people change and grow, writing can too.
For the next ten weeks or so, I’m going to be intentional about writing in a forum that may be read. I now have 4 graduate creative writing classes under my belt and am beginning to actually tentatively think of myself as a writer. Although I’m not sure exactly what kind of writer that is yet.
The professor of the class I’m currently taking has begun a list of what writers “do”. The top two were “Writers Write” and “Writers Read”. Well, I have the reading down, but haven’t been especially good at the writing part. Sure, I’ve written journals off and on since I was a teen, and several random story starts, even a poem or two, but nothing regularly, nothing for “public” consumption, at least nothing so far.
A discussion with a dear, amazingly creative friend about our current turmoil with jobs led to a 10-week creating challenge. For this week, my task was to set the parameters and kick-start the task.
Therefore, readers, here we go.
Frequency: One post per week (for starters)
Duration: One hour of writing each week for 10 weeks.
Inspiration: Daily prompts from WordPress site, or a news item of the day.
Genre: I think I’ll leave this open. Since it’s a practice challenge, I’ll try to vary the genre. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc.
Ready? Enjoy the ride!