From Adoption to Georgia Pecans, Lung Cancer Awareness to Family Caregivers, November is overflowing with reasons to be grateful, causes to support, milestones to celebrate and opportunities to unleash the writer in you.
National Lifewriting Month invites you to write about the stories you live every day. Lifewriting is a reflection of a personal experience…in other words…journal writing. Slow down and capture all you do in a typical day on paper, or record all the intricate details of a very special event. I think we have a couple of those coming up – how about chronicling preparing Thanksgiving dinner?
National Inspirational Role Models Month allows you to express gratitude and admiration for those who helped shape the amazing human being you have become. Enough said.
National Novel Writing Month plays to your secret (perhaps not so secret?) desire to write the great American novel. Ever since you read your favorite “chapter book” you were hooked and knew that someday your name would be on a book in the library…well, now it’s on an Amazon title listing.
In response to National Novel Writing Month, my friend, colleague, Nina Amir, a wonderful non-fiction author and teacher, started her own special month…Write Non-Fiction in November. Memoirists and How-To authors have an alternative if they want to participate in the writing frenzy. Besides inviting the world to participate by writing a non-fiction project during the month of November, Nina also provides a month of daily blogs offering tips, techniques and encouragement for the non-fiction writers.
I have been privileged to receive special requests from Nina for guest blogs over the years. If you have ever struggled with finding the right words to share your message on your blog, in an article, or updating your social media status…here’s Your 4-Step Secret Formula to Overcoming Writers Block. I hope you enjoy it and find it useful.
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