Today you are going to write something, anything. Do some flash fiction or a short story if you have time. Free write if your time is limited. If you lean towards poetry, write a new one, or polish up an older one. Make an outline or character sketch. I know I suggest the same things week to week but the point it to get into the habit of writing regularly. So doing the same, or similar things every Wednesday is not a bad thing. If you only write for blogs, then write a few for your backlog so you always have something to post when life gets too crazy. Take advantage of lulls to get your writing in. For example, if you have a long commute and you’re driving alone, you could get a speech recognition program and talk/write during your drive. The newest version of Dragon Naturally Speaking lets you use your smartphone to dictate. I met a woman who wrote a novel, in about a year, during her two-hour drive from where she lived to another city that she worked in a few days a week, using that program. If you ride a bus or train, get a word processing app on your phone and use it to at least get those random thoughts down. The important thing is to write. Today is a good day for me. If it’s not for you, pick another and make it your “I’m going to write on this day every week no matter what” day. Just write whatever it is you write. If you need a prompt:
- What if not being like everyone else was a crime? I used one like this a couple of days ago and I loved the idea so much I’m going to turn it into a short story instead of just a flash fiction. For me it was ‘what if not having a sense of humor (not laughing at a joke) was a punishable crime? You could use anything you want. It could be anything from not styling your hair the same way to wearing the wrong type of socks. Or something silly like, people who don’t like ketchup are taboo. Maybe non-creative people are outcasts. If you come up with something crazy amazing, SHARE it!
- Write a scene, story, paragraph, etc that starts with: “I can’t help myself.”
- Normally when you say maybe, are you leaning more towards yes or no?
- Do an essay on whether you love or hate or don’t care about bullet points in a blog. and why. We clearly know how I feel about them.