Tis the season of resolutions…Why not set some that are specifically geared to your writing?
Welcome Back Creative Writer,
The break is at an end and the new semester is in full swing. Our next meeting will be in one week! At this time I’m hoping to get the opportunity to discuss setting writing goals.
Typically, my writing goals tend to be related to the actual act of writing, ie word counts, hours and days devoted to writing, pages written etc. And yes, these are noble goals in their own right and they foster a healthy relationship with the practice of writing.
But last year we took a step toward more content driven writing goals. Choosing to step outside of genres and styles of writing to which we were accustom in order to grow our skills.
I’d like to continue such practices in the new year.
Here are some writing prompts I’ve been toying with:
1) Write a character that you and your reader hate, make they as loathsome as possible and then attempt to redeem them.
2) Write from a point of view you don’t normally choose. 3rd person? 1st person?
3) Write less strictly. Write nonsense. Create a plot that isn’t clever and has no point. Stream of consciousness? Write for the sound of the language more than the meaning of the words.
So these I offer to you. Goals that are less tangible and more content driven. See what you can come up with. I’d love to read it.