THE LAST FIFTH GRADE OF EMERSON ELEMENTARY

THE LAST FIFTH GRADE OF EMERSON ELEMENTARY
April 12, 2016

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Writing Exercise: DIY Deadlines

Recommended for: Anyone old enough to deal with a little self-inflicted guilt Directions: 1. Set yourself a deadline. Revising 15 pages of your novel every week. One poem every morning. One page of writing -- any kind of writing -- a day. Participate in NaNoWriMo for the first time. 2. Stop complaining about your kids' sports practices, your job or your homework. Writing comes first. Be like poet William Stafford or Newbery Honoree Cynthia Lord and get up early to write. 3. Stick to it. 4. Need some external motivation via negative reinforcement? Visit: http://lab.drwicked.com/writeordie.html

2 comments:

jone said...

Love Stafford and I try, try, try to write each day as he modeled.

Author Amok said...

Me too about Stafford. But writing every day isn't always realistic.

It's a shame, but I have to let it go some days. It takes mental effort (and chocolate) to hold of the self-inflicted guilt about not writing.

Have you tried NaNoWriMo?