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Write Yourself Alive Day 7

Today was probably the hardest day of writing yet. The focus was on venturing out into a public place and describing the first ten people we see as if we were introducing them as characters in a novel. I had a yoga class tonight and thought I’d use that for inspiration. Problem is, the teacher got sick and cancelled class. I was uninspired to go anywhere else on a Wednesday night and the options seemed limited anyway. I came home and did my best to sit down and get the writing done. Here’s what I came up with:

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Day 6 of Write Yourself Alive

Day 6 of Write Yourself Alive

Day 6 of my 30 days of writing challenge and I had to ask myself what type of stories is it I’m drawn to? I started off literal enough. That I’m drawn to stories that are to the point without sacrificing character or a believable world. I determined this might be a good joke told by my Grandfather, or a 200,000 word novel with a quick pace and solid message.

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Day 5 of Write Yourself Alive

A Letter to a Younger Man from My Deathbed

I’ve always been somewhat skeptical of writing prompts. Often their cliché topics turn me off and I stick my nose up at them in disgust. That’s changed with Write Yourself Alive. The prompts are great for keeping me focused, and they’re actually teaching me a lot about myself too. This course is not just an exercise in writing. It’s an exercise in self discovery.

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