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A Year of Writing

1000 words a day.

It seems simple enough.  Write a minimun of a 1000 words each day.  Say you type 30 words per minute.  In one hour, you could type 1800 words.  That means the average writer could easily achieve over 1000 words each day in just one hour.

But what should one write about?

Writing, of course, isn’t merely about getting words on the page.  We want what we write to mean something, to capture one’s imagination, to be something worthy of another’s time to read.

Over time, I’ve thought up a number of story ideas, plotted mysteries, and conceived fantasy realms.  Some stories have been finished, others are in progress, or in many cases they are but fragments of something yet to be written.  With the start of a new year, it’s time to recommit and strive throughout the year to write, write, write…

Here at The Poisoned Martini, I encourage all writers—myself included—to make 2012, a year of writing.

To help spur ideas, the 1st of each month, I’ll post a photo.  Write a scene, a short story, a chapter…whatever you like using the photo as your inspiration.  Here’s the photo for January:

Happy writing!

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  1. Very Dickensian, isn’t it? The photo (taken November 2011) is indeed of a door knocker, part of a heavy wood carved door in Aix-en-Provence.


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