I want to grow as a writer. My plan is to show up here every day and write something.
Poetry. Dreams. Memories. Observations. Thoughts. Feelings. Whatever.
I’m told that I need the practice. And that something magical happens when you just write. So I’ve decided to take on a daily writing challenge. I’m going to write here every day. I’ll be using some preset prompts, but the topic may vary. Or not.
After 21 days of writing like this I’m going to look back at what I’ve written. I’ll see what themes emerge. I’ll find my voice. Writing every day will be a habit, and I’ll train my brain to think like a writer. That’s the idea.
Here’s what I know about writing:
There’s a voice in my head. It’s the voice of every book I’ve ever read. When I arrange words, and read them out loud in my head, the voice tells me if they sound right. If they flow. If they sound like the books.
Neat. Polished. Nothing messy. No sordid details. Clean, clever and cold. Censored and sifted. Careful. This is how I write.
Maybe I’m reading the wrong books.
This is day two. Read day one’s post here.