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October 28, 2011 / lynnettedobberpuhl

A Writerly Gift

I can be so asinine and ignorant. Never you mind why I said that; I just needed to get it off my chest. Moving on…

Next month is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo,) when anybody who wants to try can take on the challenge of writing a 50,000+ word novel in thirty days. There is no prize, except a certificate you can print yourself. No one at NaNoWriMo reads or critiques your work, unless you ask them to, but I wouldn’t–they are all too busy writing to have time for your neediness. Wait until November is over and ask an unsuspecting friend. People love that. The website, Nanowrimo.org, has lots of inspirational messages and motivating tools and quite a bit of craziness intended to support participants. I recommend it highly. At best, you will learn some things that make you a better writer and open a world of opportunity; at worst, you will gain an appreciation of how difficult it is to write even a bad novel. And I know, because I’ve done it. Twice. One of those bad novels might grow into a halfway-decent novel one day but the other is irredeemable. So, join the fun if you are so inclined.

For those of you who are writers, closeted or otherwise, I bring you a gift. I made it myself, because that is what I do (especially when something more important needs to be done.) Here is a picture of your gift:

It is a flyleaf, a page you can three hole punch or glue into a notebook, or post on the wall, whatever, you decide. It is covered with inspirational quotes about writing from other writers you may have heard of. Yep, I’m a giver. However, I am not fully versed on the best way to do these things, so what I have come up with so far is to give you a link to the flyleaf which is cleverly hidden inside my blog (along with the first two chapters of Hollywood University, sorry if you’ve been looking for that.) When you click on the link, the .doc file should download to your Word program. Then you can print it off, because I am not made of money to buy ink cartridges. So I guess that makes me a cheap giver. And again, ignorant, because I feel I should have been able to come up with a smoother way to do this, but I am also not made of time, so here goes. Thanks for flying with Wordtabulous, and have a nice day! (Here’s your link:)

https://wordtabulous.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/flyleaf.docx

 

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  1. avivia-shoshana / Oct 28 2011 4:51 pm

    Many thanks! I will use this gift wisely.

    susanwritesprecise

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