My dear Wednesday,
Since I am having a problem accepting the fact that I am not posting something every day, even though that is precisely the tagline for this site (“Let’s write something every day”), I will indeed try harder to write something every day. The problem is, my heart lies with my little flash fiction pieces, about Leep and Lily-Rose and Envy and Radical, and they need time. It has always felt odd to write about myself. I enjoy blathering on about ME, honestly, but I can’t imagine anyone wanting to read it. So, I may make some shit up about my life, in future, just so you know.
Meanwhile, I have some favourite cartoons to share, the first one tenuously connected to today’s prompt, Acceptance:
Guys, it’s never acceptable to catcall, unless…
It’s always acceptable to make a little fun of Hollywood types:
Accept the things you… oh, never mind. Just have a good week!
Does the Daily Prompt word elicit mean the same thing as the word panic? If not, I’m not equipped to talk about elicit, except to say that as a string of letters, it has a nice, sexy sound.
The word panic sounds like what it is. Hard-edged, a bit raw, urgent, not very pretty.
I am almost at 30,000 words with my National Novel Writing Month 50,000 word opus, but you see it is November 22, and I should be at the 36k mark, at least.
Panic. Pancetta. Panini. Pachobel. Peace.
Note to self: Write the effing book!
Prompt: Key Takeaway
Give your newer sisters and brothers-in-WordPress one piece of advice based on your experiences blogging. If you’re a new blogger, what’s one question you’d like to ask other bloggers?
5 Hard and Fast Rules for Writing, Especially Blogging
- Write about what you know. Or, write about what you don’t know! It’s really ideal either way, because with the first you are sharing with others, and in the second you are juggling imagination balls, and that is always fun.
- Use vocabulary skills learned from extensive reading and study. Or, use simple words to express yourself, like Hemingway did!
- Write to please yourself, not others. Or, why not both? It’s a great pleasure having people enjoy what you read, or learn from it, or be inspired by what you write. Go for it!
- Use your own unique, natural “voice”. Or, try writing from the viewpoint of someone completely alien from you. Or write from another viewpoint, but with your style of voice— go crazy! Use exclamation points! Or not.
- Use listicles and other “hooks” to gain readership. And did you ever think of making a question the title of your blog? Or just write interesting things, without the need for gimmicks!