I have not participated in NaBloPoMo before, but I think this is a great way to work on my writing. By writing every day I am hoping that by forcing myself to find something to write about, I will eventually be able to fully develop some of the ideas that I have a list of. I think this is also a great way for someone who wants to begin blogging or writing more often to do so.
I hope many of you also take on this challenge. Comment below and I will be sure to follow your progress. Happy writing!
It’s almost November, the biggest month of the year for daily writing and blogging challenges — you know, the ones with names that sound like chemical formulas. There’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), National Non-Fiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo), National Playwriting Month (NaPlWriMo), a month-long drawing challenge, (NaNoDrawMo), and their blogging counterpart, National Blog Posting Month, or NaBloPoMo.
NaBloPoMo challenges you to publish a blog post every single day in November. There’s a huge community of participating bloggers, and the event’s organizers, BlogHer, maintain a blogroll and offer support, motivation, and prizes. It’s a great way to meet new bloggers, create a blogging habit, and try new things…
… but we know it’s daunting, and the excitement of Day One seems to wane a bit by Day Seventeen. That’s what we’re here for! The post ideas, resources, and tips below will…
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It’s being talked about on sports radio this morning. I heard it on “Mike and Mike” as I drove to school today. My husband and I actually discussed it last night. The big question is, what is ethical in journalism? Continue reading
Over the summer I read the Cousins O’Dwyer series by Nora Roberts. I have always enjoyed the way that Nora Roberts mixes in her realistic characters with the supernatural. Roberts’ writing is a great example of magical realism. The first book in series is Dark Witch and there were so many inspiring quotes, that I just had to share them with all of you. Continue reading
EVERY DAY THE SAME Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She looks forward to it. She’s even started to fell like she knows them. Jess and Jason, as she calls them. Their life-as she sees it-is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.
UNTIL TODAY And then she sees something shocking. I’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
(Story synopsis from Riverhead Books edition/Cover image from goodreads.com)
1920, Denby, Iowa: Rosanna and Walter Langdon have just welcomed their firstborn son, Frank, into their family farm. He will be the oldest of five.
Each chapter in this extraordinary novel covers a single year, encompassing the sweep of history as the Langdons abide by time-honored values and pass them on to their children. With the country on the cusp of enormous social and economic change through the early 1950s, we watch as the personal and the historical merge seamlessly: one moment electricity is just beginning to power the farm, and the next a son is volunteering to fight the Nazis. Later still, a girl we’d seen growing up now has a little girl of her own.
(Story synopsis from book cover of Anchor Books edition/Cover image from goodreads.com)