Writing 101 – Day 5 – The Letter

The challenge for today is that I found a letter somewhere and it moved me so deeply when I read it that I  wanted it to have reached its intended recipient.  The TWIST?  Keep it short! — “Dearest Timmy, Mommy and daddy mss you so much. We miss your laughter in the afternoon on the swings. We…

Writing 101, Day 4 – Loss – John

Assignment:  Write about a loss: something or someone that was part of your life and isn’t any more.  What is important is reflecting on the experience and what it meant for you – how it felt, why it happened, and what changed because of it. Today’s assignment is the first time I want to try my hand…

Writing 101 day 1 – Steam of Consciousness

I am about to go and read the prompt, but I should tell you that as a nonfiction writer, I want to challenge myself this month to build some fiction and storytelling chops.  I think my work will be better for understanding what keeps people turning the pages and how a plot is supposed to…

Friday: First Open Hearted Post Award

Hi Everyone, OK, I’m ready if you are. One of the best things about WP is the community-building that we do.     My goal is to meet people heart to heart, and so, as my weekly FEATURE, I would like to recognize and promote POSTS that touch my heart.  Why  recognize posts and not bloggers?  We…

Forget “Never.”

Today’s Zero to Hero challenge: build your storyteller’s toolbox by publishing a post in another format or a style you’ve never used before.   So, here goes. Original Image credit: Erkan Torun True confession, I made this yesterday on Photoshop for my facebook page,  using Erkan’s astoundingly beautiful image. It IS different from how I blog here.…