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A while back, my friend, Jolene Philo, posted her Top Ten Things to Love About Being a Writer and I immediately knew I wanted to share it with you!
And since this is Kudos and MoGo7000 reporting day, I think it’ll be a great time to have a fun little contest. After reading Jolene’s list below, please post a comment of your own top things (any number) about being a writer. Then I’ll have an independent judge choose the most interesting or unusual or just plain funny answer, and the winner will receive a set of Cyn Rogalski’s Writer’s Blocks!
Then read on to celebrate with our successful friends this month.
Let’s get started!
Top Ten Things About Being a Writer, by Jolene Philo
10. Writing often feels like Show and Tell felt in elementary schoolâ€¦when you knew your show and tell item would be the talk of the playground at recess.
9.Â Â Having our books on library shelves is as exciting as meeting Michael Jordan, Serena Williams, or Derek Jeter is for basketball, tennis, or baseball fans.
8.Â Â Writing in the afternoon produces a sweet feeling akin to when elementary teachers read aloud to their students after lunch.
7.Â Â Writing in the evening is akin to snuggling with our kids when reading them a bedtime story.
6.Â Â Writers who work from home never stress about drive time weather.
5.Â Â Writing is one Bilbo Baggins adventure after another: â€śGo back?â€ť he (Bilbo) thought. â€śNo good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!â€ť
4.Â We writers absolutely must travel to unusual and interesting places to conduct research.
3.Â We have to remind ourselves that we are working when â€śworkâ€ť involves hours and days of reading.
2.Â People buy our words. How cool is that?
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1.Â Writers meet the most fascinating people in unexpected places.
So, what do you think? What’s your favorite things about being a writer? Post your answers below and you could be the winner of Cyn Rogalski’s Writer’s Blocks! Be sure to come back next week to see if you’re the winner.
Bio: Jolene Philo is the author of the Different Dream Parenting series. Her new book,Â The Caregiver’s Notebook:Â An Organizational Tool and Support to Help You Care for OthersÂ will be released in November of 2014 by Discovery House Publishers. Over 100 of her articles have appeared in publications includingÂ Focus on the Family,Â ParentLife,Â andÂ Home Cooking. She speaks at conferences and events throughout the United States. Her blog,Â www.DifferentDream.com, provides resources and encouragement for parents of kids with special needs. She also blogs about life on her dusty gravel roadÂ atÂ www.jolenephilo.com.Â You can connect with her onÂ Facebook,Â Twitter, Â andÂ Pinterest.Â She is slightly addicted Netflix. With their two children married and on their own, Jolene and her husband are kicking up their empty nester heels in Boone, Iowa.
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Kudos to YOU, Cathy Baker!
I think this is the first time this has ever happened, but we had only one report of Kudos this month. Yes, it has been a long, cold winter!
So this month, let’s all join together to celebrate with Cathy Baker as she shares TWO exciting reports this month:
Cathy Baker (SC): My blog has been revamped. It’s now “Fragrant Ink.” (same blog address) It has a NEW name, format, and focus. Also, I’ve been asked to lead a workshop on Writing to Heal for mothers who’ve lost children of any age. For more information on the retreat, please contact Cathy at email@example.com.
Congratulations, Cathy! Congratulations on two jobs well Done!
Who MoGo’d in February?
These CWD writers have earned a February entry into the end-of-the-year drawing for $100 in cash!
#5: Eddie Snipes – 7,300 words#6: Jeanne Doyon – 7,378 words
Congrats, Eddie and Jeanne! Keep up the good work and you’ll earn even more entries into the drawing.
Writers, want to know how you can qualify for the $100 challenge? Check out the MoGo7000 Challenge here. Itâ€™s free and open to everyone all year long!
Okay, I think that does it for another week at The Christian Writer’s Den. Thank you, friends, for visiting with me week after week. As we celebrate our 6th year of meeting together, I’m reminded again I am blessed to have you joining me in this journey called the writing life.
Writing is hard enough without doing it alone. It’s my goal to encourage and challenge and lift you up for the journey. Please let me know any time you have a new book coming out and I’ll be happy to highlight your success!
I pray God’s blessing on the work of your hands and your hearts,
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