Writing Prompt for Tonight’s Silent Writers’ Retreat

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Tonight at 9 EST and PST, the Silent Writers Collective holds its weekly online writing retreat.  All writers are welcome to join in and be quiet.

You can work on your own project or use the writing exercise provided below.  For those participating in the WordPress.com Post A Day challenge, it’s a great time to stockpile a post or two.  For those who aren’t sure what they want to work on, here is an interesting exercise from Poets & Writers’ new series, “The Time is Now.”

This exercise may be more writing than you can fit into one hour, but if you’re inspired to keep writing, that’s the whole idea!

As J-Lo would say, I’m “Waiting for Tonight!”

Resources: Post A Day, Silent Writers Collective, PW.org

Got Excuses? Get Inspired

When I saw the link for this video yesterday on WordPress.com’s Daily Post, I rolled my eyes and made a snap judgment.  Fabulous, I thought, yet another Nike sponsored, overpaid, over-pampered, over-exposed athlete being held up as a paragon of wisdom telling me how to be great like him.  Thanks, but no thanks.

Well shut my judgmental mouth.  This is wonderful.  Please watch.

Resources: Daily Post, Paralympian Matt Scott

Daily Blogging in 2011


On the eve of 2011
, I’ve decided to join a challenge set out by the fabulous folks at WordPress.com, the PostADay challenge, where participants commit to a year of posting daily on their blogs.

Gulp!  Big challenge, right?

I’ve been thinking about doing this on my own, but wasn’t sure I was up for it.  Then WordPress made it easier with The DailyPost, an experiment in blogging motivation.  Each day they will post ideas, suggestions and inspiration, hoping it will help its bloggers.  I’ve accepted the challenge and will be using The DailyPost and the community of WordPress bloggers with similar goals, to help me along the way.

If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments, “likes,” and general good will along the way.  If you’re interested in participating in the PostADay challenge or PostAWeek challenge, this post explains how to get started.

Wish me luck and Happy 2011!

And by the way, if you’re considering your own blog, I HIGHLY recommend the wordpress platform.  It’s amazingly easy, user-friendly, and they do fantastic things like this.  It’s the best!