Friday, February 2, 2018

Pantsing/2018 Challenge/Pro-Life Victory/Devo/Cold Weather Safet

1.  A gazillion books on plotting a novel exist, but try finding one on pantsing. When I came across this article via Melanie Hemry on Facebook (thanks, Melanie!), I knew I had to share it with all of you. Deb Hackett almost short-circuited her dream of writing a novel by trying to squeeze into the plotting corset. (Yeah, that's how I feel about plotting.) Check out her story on the Write Well, Sell Well website.

2.  Gina Maselli, at Write Well, Sell Well, offers 13 Ways to Challenge Yourself as a Writer in 2018.

3.  WND reports on a Baltimore judge telling government officials they cannot demand that Christians promote abortion.

4.  Tim Suddeth's post at The Write Conversation spoke to my heart. He wrote on Standing Strong During Writing Adversity, but it can apply to any situation. We all have projects that we can't seem to get off the ground. I'm sure it's one reason New Year's Resolutions fade into oblivion. Could it be the fear of change that is hampering our good intentions?

5.  Super cold weather can cause serious injuries. WPRI Eyewitness News ran an article on their website on how to stay safe during these conditions. When the temperature dips into the single digits and below, I've thrown out all attempts at looking fashionable. So what if I have hat hair all day? It's more important to prevent frostbite and hypothermia.

Writers:  Plotter or Pantser? Are you trying to force yourself into a method that doesn't work for you? Please share.

Readers:  Have you considered that fear of change might be hampering your efforts to accomplish some of your goals? Please share.

Photo Credit:  Susan J. Reinhardt

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