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Monday Sparks — Writing Prompts

paperwr-3042645_1280Looking back to my post on resolutions for writing last year, I see that I didn’t keep them as well as I would have liked. I did maintain my blog schedule, posting on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. But I couldn’t keep up with my family journal for my kids. I’d forget and let a week slip by and then have to catch up.

So once again, I am going to try to write every day in my family journal. Even if I don’t maintain this schedule, it’s a good one to strive for.

Did you make resolutions in 2017? How well did you succeed in keeping them? Are you making new resolutions for the new year?

 

Scripture Saturdays

bible-1846174_1280One Last Resolution

I like this article from Almost an Author.  It reminds me why Christian writers write.  I have tried to be diligent about letting God lead me as I started this blog, and this article underlines the importance of that diligence.

Writing Tip

img_6754Resolutions for the New Year

With the beginning of the new year come resolutions.  I never make resolutions, either because I don’t think I will keep them or because I will forget them.  But I think making some about writing will be helpful.

Writing every day is critical to developing my skill.  Keeping up a blog has given structure to my writing, and I think, improved it.  Forcing myself to meet deadlines has provided a discipline to my writing I didn’t realize I needed.

I also keep a paper journal of family life, which I often forget to do daily.  I am hoping now that by posting my resolution to write in my journal daily, I will be able to stick with it.  I am also going to try my hand at guest blogging, if I can find anyone interested in inviting me.

So set writing goals for yourself that push, slightly, your skills.  You don’t want to make the goals so difficult or unreasonable that you give up.

Whatever your goals are — keep writing.  Write a journal, write a blog, write fiction, write nonfiction, write poetry, but WRITE!  Something is always better than nothing.

 

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