Blogging University – Writing Everyday Inspiration – Let Social Media Inspire You

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Day Seven, of Blogging University – Writing Everyday Inspiration – Let Social Media Inspire You.

Today, write a response to one of these tweets. Shape your post in any way you choose — agree or disagree with the tweet, or use it as a starting point for a story, personal essay, poem, or something else.

“Why is writing so much harder for me than it is for everybody else?” — every novelist ever, secretly to themselves, all the time

When I first started writing on a blog, no way could I write about anything my mind was a complete block.

The first few weeks it was really hard I dreaded writing, the thought about what could I put on my blog was overpowering, I just couldn’t think of more than half a dozen words to write.

“It seemed so much harder for me than it is for everybody else”.

Reading what others were writing didn’t help either, just made my it harder.

I just kept putting it off, I realized that the only way I was going to any writing done was to set a day and time and stick to it.

Sunday morning It was, it was not easy, but I stuck to it, and some six weeks later, I did not wait for Sundays I started writing during the week.

Now some years later I have written by many ways but I still cannot start writing a novel.

I need a push to start getting pen to paper but have no idea where to start.

If anyone reading this can leave a link to help me get started writing a novel I would appreciate it.

12 thoughts on “Blogging University – Writing Everyday Inspiration – Let Social Media Inspire You

  1. I used to feel that way about drawing but the more I draw, the more I enjoy it and look forward to creating each day. I think I’d start by writing a short story or maybe a chapter. I also find for me that I need to observe what others do in art in order to improve so for you that probably means reading lots of books. What subjects do you enjoy? Another way I get better in art is to take classes. Online classes work the best for me. I bet if you googled it, you might be able to find a class online about writing. 🙂

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  2. You are right the more you do it the better you will become at doing anything as you have shown with your artwork.
    You have given me an idea I will Google “How to start writing a novel”, hopefully, I will start writing my first book.
    I will finish my Blogging University assignments first, then start looking for lessons.
    Thank you for taking the time to respond to my post.
    Blessings.

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  3. I think when you write a novel you’re supposed to start with writing outlines and character backgrounds and stuff so you don’t contradict yourself later on.
    I couldn’t be bothered with all that so I dove straight in, wrote a page and a half, got bored and that’s where it’s at now after several months. It’s gonna be awesome, though 🙂

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    • Thanks for the comment, you are a good writer, I think the same thing could happen to me when I get started, perhaps not getting bored with it, but write for a while and then go on another track writing like the assignment I’m doing now and stop writing the novel for a few months, hope not.
      All the best with your book let me know when you have finished it.

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  4. Did they change blogging university? It seems that one can start a course now anytime. Great that you are going on with it. I am not sure if I wait as I booked a course here in Regensburg. Well, I will see…
    We have got writing courses as well. Even how to write a novel. Perhaps there’s anything like this in New Zealand? If not you might find an online course how to collect ideas, sorting them and how to find a place to start… Good luck!

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    • They have a new course called “Blogging U. On Demand” here’s the link. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/blogging-university/
      I have learnt a lot that I didn’t know how to do it, with this Writing Everyday Inspiration
      I’m not sure if there are any writing courses in NZ, most likely there is.
      As soon as I have finished this assignment in Blogging University I will start sorting out something to start a novel, I feel I’m ready for it, but I still need to keep writing my blog on WordPress.
      Hope you are having a great week.

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  5. Most good writers I know tend to be perfectionists. I know I can be one, and that can be the biggest strength as a writer, and the greatest curse. For me, I want my book or article to be “perfect,” and if it does not live up to that standard, I can get discouraged and let things slide.
    In the wonderful world of blogging, though, I have found it does not have to be perfect. I’ll save “perfect” for that book I may finish one day.

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  6. I’m pleased to see you tried this post. I like the suggestions this course have, particular to use social media as a form of inspiration. You’ve spurred me on to try this.

    In regards to writing a book, have you ever seen the website TheWritePractice.com
    You’ll find a lot of great advice and start points.

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    • Nice to hear from you. You will enjoy doing this posts. All the best with the rest of the assignments, I’m struggling also, at day 15, for some reason I cannot get a flow on to write, I start writing but after the first paragraph, I get a mental block and find it hard to continue writing.

      I will check out “The Write Practice.com”. In the month of June, I’m doing this challenge you may like to have a look at it. https://kathleenbduncan.com/2016/04/25/up-for-a-challenge/
      Hopefully, in July, I will start writing my novel.
      Thanks for your comment, hope you enjoy your week off writing.

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