Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday! The last two prompts have been thinkers. Let’s have some fun.
Write a ghost story.
Bonus points for making it 30 seconds long or less.
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I know, today’s supposed to be Writing Prompt Friday. But I just can’t today. I’m too sad. Grumpy Cat has passed away. I’ve loved and followed her for years. I miss you already, Grumpy.
My heart and condolences go out to her family and everyone else who loved her, too.
Photo taken from Grumpy Cat’s Twitter page: @RealGrumpyCat
Let me start by making something clear—in no way am I against National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) itself. As with any gargantuan goal, I see value in it.
Setting goals. Applying butt to chair and getting the job done. Pushing yourself to finish. Building your writing muscles. The feeling of accomplishment at just having the novel written. The bragging rights alone can give you warm fuzzy feelings.
However, NaNoWriMo isn’t for everyone.
- If doing NaNoWriMo doesn’t work for you, don’t do it.
- There are reasons to do it and reasons not to do it.
- Either way is fine.
NaNoWriMo is not for me.
Here’s why. Continue reading
“Please don’t judge my spelling, I know you’re a writer.”
“I’m sorry for my sloppy email, I know you’re a writer.”
“I apologize in advance for my crappy IM, I know you’re a writer.”
– Lots of people
I hear these fearful phrases (and similar) more often than I’d like, usually from people who are about to put something in writing for me to read.
Colleagues, new friends, old friends, casual acquaintances, passersby on the Internet—you name it, too many people are afraid I’m going to point out their mistakes just because I’m a writer.
But I’m not.
I’m not a member of the grammar police. And I don’t know a writer who is. Yes, we’re sticklers and yes, we do enjoy a good Oxford comma debate. But I’d like to think enough of us know when to turn it off.
But it does make me want to ask—when is it okay to edit and when is it not?
Okay, time to rest my copywriter’s hat on my head. Today’s copywriters need an online presence. However, I’d wager that when a writer first thinks of building a website, the thought process goes something like this…
OMG!! It needs to be perfect or I’ll never work again! Quick, someone tell me how to make it perfect!!! I NEED TO KNOW EVERYTHING NOW!!! AAAAAAAGGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!
At least it did for me.
An MVP website is one way to start. By “MVP,” I mean minimal viable product. As in “What is the most basic website I can get away with and still look good?”