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Following a famous Writer’s Advice

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You fail only if you stop writing.” Ray Bradbury
Progress
Last week I told you about starting Small as a writer. I have consistently been writing for ten minutes everyday.
When I feel tired and overwhelmed, the goal is to show up as a writer and it is not necessary to write a “great” or “perfect” . Doing this reduces the pressure.
I feel more like a writer.
Ray Bradbury
One of Ray Bradbury Advice for young writers and beginners is to start writing a short story every week. I am taking…

Quote

“You fail only if you stop writing.” Ray Bradbury


Progress

Last week I told you about starting Small as a writer. I have consistently been writing for ten minutes everyday.


When I feel tired and overwhelmed, the goal is to show up as a writer and it is not necessary to write a “great” or “perfect” . Doing this reduces the pressure.



I feel more like a writer.


Ray Bradbury

One of Ray Bradbury Advice for young writers and beginners is to start writing a short story every week. I am taking this challenge because it is less intense and I get to focus and experiment compared to a daily story challenge.


Quantity creates quality:


The best hygiene for beginning writers or intermediate writers is to write a hell of a lot of short stories. If you can write one short story a week—it doesn’t matter what the quality is to start, but at least you’re practicing, and at the end of the year you have 52 short stories, and I defy you to write 52 bad ones. Can’t be done. At the end of 30 weeks or 40 weeks or at the end of the year, all of a sudden a story will come that’s just wonderful.


-from “Telling the Truth,” the keynote address of The Sixth Annual Writer’s Symposium by the Sea, sponsored by Point Loma Nazarene University, 2001


Will you join me on this challenge?

Would be nice to have a writing partner.


Prompts

For this week the prompt I would be using is the Cycles prompt.

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There are many cycles in life .


1.Write a story of a character going through the cycle of being a mother for the first time.


2. Write a story of the cycle of losing a loved one.


3. Write a story of the cycle of loving something or someone and losing them.



What is your biggest pain when it comes to writing?


I really want to know.

By Onyemechi Nwakonam

Hi ,I write poetry and short prose. I am excited to help you organise your writing journey.

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