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Whew! I Did It

Day 30 of 30 Days Challenge

Well, I made it. I committed to writing a post every day for thirty days and publishing them. Today marks the thirtieth day. In a way I’m glad it’s done. That little stress is off the board. Now onto other things.

During this adventure there were times it was hard. It scared me I might not be able to come up with enough
topics and be able to talk about it for at least 500 words. I have to admit there are a few posts here that didn’t make the 500 count. I did my best.
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The Magic in Writing

Day 29 of 30 Days Challenge

Magic Words

The first book I remember reading that was about writing is Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande. She talked about the magic in writing.

And encouraging anyone with the desire that they could be a writer too.

I believe my brother got it for me. He was good about purchasing something that was what I was interested in. One time he had given me a book on horses. I still love horses and riding.

The next wonderful writing book I read was by Brenda Ueland. I’ve read this one several times and can’t stress how her words of encouragement are powerful and real and make one feel like they can be a writer.

In reading the writing books it was the first time I’d seen the words magic and writing together. It is years later and I still feel the magic. I understand what they are talking about.
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Prompts Again

Day 22 of 30 Days Challenge

Fun, Wonderful Writing Prompts

One of my favorite books to go back to when I need a thought prompt is one by Natalie Goldberg. Actually she
has written two; Wild Mind and Writing Down the Bones. Both are filled with encouragement and those wonderful writing prompts.

Those little gems of thoughts that can trigger another thought and another and the words flow out like bubbles like when a child blows bubbles with a plastic ring after dipping it in the soap solution.

Magical Powers

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Critiques and Rejections

Day 19 of 30 Day Challenge


Giving and receiving a critique is part of the writing process. I sent in two of my short stories for professional critiques. I thoroughly enjoyed the process. Before I decided to try out the service I had to go through the rejection
process and that hasn’t ended. As long as a writer puts out stories, there are going to be rejections. It’s all a part of the writing life.
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