Have you ever, even just for a moment, forgotten why you write?
Whether we get paid to write or we don’t, whether we write only for ourselves or to make an attempt to share our work with other people (whether they pay any attention to it or not), sometimes we get caught up in a production loop.
I wrote this article today. I wrote this blog post and sent that email and tomorrow I’ll do it all over again, because I am a writer.
But why? Why did you write that article? Why did you write that blog post?
Why are you a writer?
Every aspiring writer has a mission statement, whether they know it or not. Every writer wants to accomplish something.
And if you’ve forgotten what that something – your something – is, it’s time for a change.
No. A challenge.
You need a place, and an excuse, to look deep into your past writing accomplishments, so you can find what you’ve forgotten: the reason you started writing, and the reason you still are.
You need to return to that reason, so you can keep moving forward, and enjoy writing, no matter how much or how little time you have to do it.
You need our very first week-long writing challenge. No, seriously. You really do.
Return to Your Reason is a series of small daily challenges that will help you restore your focus on your life as a writer.
Stepping away from traditional one-sided blog posts, this Facebook-exclusive challenge is part writing, part socializing, part growth.
By participating, you will:
- Make new connections with writers who share your passion for words and ideas
- Push yourself to achieve small, but worthwhile, writing goals
- Share small pieces of your work in a safe, constructive environment
- Exchange literary wisdom with fellow writers
- Encourage other writers to write to their full potential and receive that same encouragement in return
Your time is limited. You’re busy. But these fun, interactive challenges will help you realign your writing goals, focus on the most positive elements of your previous writing experience, connect with others who have ambitions similar to, if not identical to, yours.
But most importantly, it will help you find your way back to the reason you started writing in the first place, and give you the confidence and reassurance you need to continue reaching toward your aspirations.
Visit our Facebook page for new challenges every day this week, and the chance to interact with fellow writers who are also joining the fun.
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