When I started Write 100 back in February with the first 100-day challenge launching in early March, I didn't know what would happen. Would the project catch on? Would others find it helpful, inspiring, useful? Or would it just be me writing on my own but pretending there were others following along? There were many … Continue reading Writing Together
Summer brings new places and new routines. With our first group challenge completed, the writing routine may look a little different too. It's important to take advantage of times of transition and different paces of life to bolster our writing. The most important thing is to keep writing. Find a writing routine that works for you, … Continue reading Summer Vacation: A Writer’s Guide
One hundred days ago we were still in the throes of a seemingly endless winter (at least in my part of the world). One hundred days ago we didn't know what we were getting ourselves into. One hundred days ago there were words and ideas locked away inside of each of us. Today, we've reached … Continue reading 100 Days of Words + News
One of the most difficult aspects of the writing life is learning to balance the big picture with the day-to-day. One moment I'm caught up in the dreamy vision of the finished work. I can sense the story's potential. In the next I'm distracted by the snarled plot point that won't unravel. Both are … Continue reading Let’s Be Adventurers
Recently, I've been rereading The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien and it has gotten me thinking a lot about adventures, why characters go on them, and how they get started. In the case of The Hobbit's Bilbo Baggins, his story begins when a wizard arrives on his doorstep, bringing thirteen dwarves with him, and informs Bilbo … Continue reading Unexpected Adventures of the Writing Life
We're almost two weeks into the challenge of writing every day for one hundred days and whether you've been feeling like the Little Engine That Could Write The Great American Novel in A Hundred Days or more like a stalled car someone abandoned on the side of the freeway, this is a great time to … Continue reading Set Yourself Up for 100 Successful Days
When I was a kid my great dream was to be an Olympic figure skater. Truth be told, that dream lives on in a corner of my heart. I was--and still am--mesmerized by the ease and grace with which the accomplished skaters sped and leaped and twirled across the ice. And not a little impressed … Continue reading Writing Lessons on Ice: Day 1
Hey there! Thanks for stopping by. I'm so excited that you're exploring Write 100. This challenge is designed with one goal in mind: to help writers of all ages and stages to stop waiting and start writing. And the task is simple: write a little bit every day for 100 days. Whether you write stories … Continue reading Are You Ready to Write 100?