Writing Prompt #7

For inspiration and motivation today take a look at Margaret Atwood’s website & read the excerpts from her book, Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing:

As for writing, most people secretly believe they themselves have a book in them, which they would write if they could only find the time. And there’s some truth to this notion. A lot of people do have a book in them – that is, they have had an experience that other people might want to read about. But this is not the same thing as “being a writer.” – from Chapter One

Nanowrimo gives you permission to try out the writing life, of ‘being a writer’ for a month. After November the hard work begins and it’s then that you’ll need to take a good hard look at what you’ve achieved, what you’ve written and also be honest and realistic about your abilities.

For now, this moment, give yourself up to the act of writing…

Writing Prompt #7

anniversary of a tragic boating accident; an autumn walk; watching the water-bird watchers

About Janette Currie

Editor and literary consultant at JC Consultancy. Freelance writer.
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