October 29, 2015

The Habit of Writing

So much research has been done on the benefits of writing that I don't need to reinvent the wheel here.  I am going to take a moment today to just share some really great links with you on why and how to apply this habit in your life.  

Let's Start With Why

A Few Ways to Incorporate Writing Into Your Day  

(besides blogging and list making)

take a look at her video to learn more

Challenges to Keep You Writing in November

Want to write a whole novel in 30 days?  This is the challenge for you!  It is the National Novel Writing Month Challenge.

If you are not ready to knock out that novel just yet but you have a blog maybe writing every day on the old blog might be the thing for you.  Check out the NaBloPoMo Challenge for November 2015.

Maybe you are not interested in posting all of your words online but you still want a challenge?

The 500 Words a Day Challenge might be just what you are looking for.

This is hosted by Jeff Goins and is very flexible.  You can work through the prompts given or do your own.  You can blog all your words or take them private or a combination of the two.  The only requirement is that you write 500 words a day for a whole month.  You can sign up for the e-mails with the daily details and prompts sent to you to remind you.

Do you practice the craft of writing?

Do you prefer to compose on the keyboard or do you enjoy the handwritten form?

Do you have a favorite writer's link?

From my personal library... 

Your Story Matters by Susan Paul

Becoming a Writer by Dorthea Brandi

Room to Write by Bonnie Goldberg

Write Now! by Karleen Bradford

The Elements of Style by Strunk and White

Write Right! by Jan Venolia

Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss

Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg

Essentials of English published by Barron's Educational Series

On Being a Writer by Kroeker and Craig

A Christian Writer's Manual of Style by Hudson and Townsend

Freelance Writing for Magazines and Newspapers by Marcia Yudkin

On Writing Well by William Zinsser

I'd Rather Be Writing by Marcia Galub

The Right to Writer:  An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life by Julia Cameron

Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing by Mignon Fogarty

Write His Answer by Marlene Bagnull

The Creative Call by Janice Elsheimer

A Writer's Book of Days by Judy Reeves

Will Write for Food by Dianne Jacob

The Way to Write and Publish a Cookbook by Doris McFerran Townsend

The Recipe Writer's Handbook by Barbara Gibbs Ostmann and Jane L. Baker

The Joy of Writing a Great Cookbook by Kimberly Yorio

Do you have a favorite book on writing you have read and would like to share?

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