The I post for #26Tech A-Z Challenge will preview some of my favourite organisation, ideas gathering, structuring or storyboarding apps – Index Card Apps.
Shannon and Tina are hosting, for the third year, the Post A to Z Challenge Roadtrip. This will run all the way up to December, and all you need to do is signup on a linky list, and travel around the blogs listed as participants in this year’s Blogging from A to Z Challenge.
Given I was already intending getting around all the blogs, signing up and grabbing the little blog button was a no-brainer.
My reflections on the Blogging from A to Z Challenge of last month, word by word – A to Zed:
Well, I’m not making up a Z post for the sake of it. It’s been a long and windy journey, and if you’ve arrived at Z via the #AtoZChallenge, I congratulate you on your perseverance. It’s been a tough journey for all the bloggers, but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed writing out these posts, and doing the rounds of reading others.
This post will simply work as an appendum, containing a list of all the references, links, and books I’ve used in this A-Z post series on Writer’s Core Habits. But first – a video…
2 Years to a Book. That’s what I realised I could accomplish – on top of my normal writing projects and goals during the year. For others who don’t have the luxury of so many free hours to write, as I do, the program also allows for a book draft completed during that first year.
As a new writer, one of the hardest lessons I learned (aside from the sheer hard work of writing) was that I would no longer be able to pick up a book to simply read for pleasure.
The core habit I’m discussing here is something that we as writers must be able to do – that of reading as a writer – or developing some x-ray lens when we read.
Writing Maxims to Live By, and Break
“There are three rules for writing. Unfortunately, nobody knows what they are.” – Somerset Maugham.
If only there were a Writing Rule Book, but it went missing, along with that Parent Manual 101 I was looking for some years back.
Illustration: “Snacks of Great Scribblers” by Wendy MacNaughton from “The Household Tips of the Great Writers” by Mark Crick
Today in a visual post, I’m featuring a small gallery of writing things which may act as visual motivators or cues for writing.