Thank you for choosing to join us on your writing journey to realize your professional and/or personal goals. When you factor in that we are days away from the end of the year with the added obligations of holiday plans, you are looking at a major argument to justify not writing at all.
When you carve out writing time and have the bonus of not having to struggle with what to write about I’m betting you will discover you receive much more information in five minutes than you ever thought possible.
Who knows, you may decide to continue the experiment beyond the FIVE-day challenge!
Let’s get started!
So here’s what’s going to happen:
Dates: Thursday, Nov. 22. (yes, that is Thanksgiving Day!) thru Monday, Nov. 26.
After you have written for five minutes on each of the days, please go to my Facebook.com/MaryEKnippel.Author page and comment on the Writing Challenge Link that is pinned at the top of the page.
On. Thursday, Nov. 29 at 4 p.m. (Pacific) I’ll host a Facebook Live 30-minute Q&A to talk about the Writing Challenge.
Nov. 22 you will receive an e-mail with a writing prompt. I will also post it on a pinned post on my Facebook.com/MaryEKnippel.Author page. For each of the following five days, you will receive an e-mail with a writing prompt. You may choose to write about the opposite of what I suggest. Or, you could have a totally different topic you want to explore. The point is to write for five minutes and to keep your hand moving across the page. Emphasis on writing and hand moving!
Here a few guidelines:
- Choose a small journal, spiral notebook, or loose-leaf paper with a fast-writing pen for this writing experience. Do not sit at a keyboard and type for these five minutes. It is very important that you have the hand to heart connection for this writing time to have the most impact.
- Mark a time on your calendar Thurs., Nov. 22 thru Mon., Nov. 26 as you designated five-minute writing time. I suggest you choose the same time every day to best develop your writing muscle and to establish your “writing practice.”
- Set a timer when you write so that you are not distracted by checking the clock to see how much time has elapsed.
- At the top of every page write the date, the time you are writing and describe your writing environment (if you are changing locations during the five days).
- You may also want to set the tone for your sacred space by lighting a candle or playing some inspirational music to enhance your writing experience.
Here’s a Bonus Writing Prompt:
Make a list of all your accomplishments in 2018!