Cate from CommuniCATE Resources for Writers has put together a list of Writing Challenges found online in 2014. Check them out!
Monthly Archives: January 2014
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson –
Picture Prompt: Snowy Day
The Is of Writing: Inspirational Photograph and Picture Prompt
Take the morning to write about snow. Describe a light snow or a blizzard. Write about an anticipated winter storm with wind and snow warnings. Write about the events of the day and how a storm or light snowfall would affect them. Describe the preparations that go in to preparing for winter or the dangerous results of an unexpected storm.
Use your senses, show don’t tell, and take time to include each one into your writing.
Let inspiration come from the photograph above, find one from your own collection or use the illustration/photo from this or last year’s calendar.
Image found at content.mycutegraphics.com
The Os of Writing: Organizing Your Blog Posts
Today began with the rise of the sun on a beautiful first day of the New Year. Happy New Year everyone! January is the time for resolutions and, as we clean out the old to make room for the new, fresh attempts at organization find us making vibrant, focused plans for the coming months. Use these helpful links to find easy ways to organize you blog ideas and plan your blog posts.
Link #1) Print, and remove the year at a glance calendar which is out of date, and this template will serve you well. Simply add in the numbers on the blank calendars. Then return to this site and reprint this blogging calendar every year.
Blog Planner Printables – Organize Your Blog Planning (www.homeschoolcreations.net)
Link #2) Print off 12 pages of the 2014 calendar. Each page includes a monthly calendar with the numbers included and a spot for To Do list, Post Ideas, Goals, and Supplies Needed.
2014 Blog Calendar (www.smartschoolhouse.com)
Link #3) This one page free printable weekly blog calendar template has room for Today List, Blog Parties, and Ideas for Next Week as well as allotted space for the 7 days of the week. It will be quick and easy to print additional pages to cover the entire year.
Free Printable Blog Calendar (www.livinglocurto.com)
Link #4) This site boasts a great article, video and downloadable templates. Print copies of the calendar design and weekly pages design with decorative background or go for the more standard templates with no decoration.
Free Printable Blog Planner (www.infarrantlycreative.net)
Link #5) If you prefer recording on your computer, in spreadsheet form, then this one page year view may be more your style. Or print it off and subscribe to the newsletter. All newsletter subscribers will receive the monthly format also found in a spreadsheet form.
Free Editorial Calendar Template Download For Your Blog (www.scrapsofmygeeklife.com)
Take the first couple of days of the year 2014 and be resolute and unwavering in your goals to be more organized. Print a blog calendar. Plan blog posts. Organize the ideas. Write!