Unlock the Muse – July 23, 2019

The final week of Camp NaNoWriMo is here. Ready or not, the deadline is within sight. If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to set aside extraneous distractions. Turn off Netflix and Twitter. Put aside your recreational reading. That puzzle in the front room? Finish it immediately and move on! Whatever it is that’s holding you back, put it away for now and look ahead only toward your goal. Plan for yourself a reward once the goal is achieved.

Here’s your writing prompt for this week:

We dare you! Imagine your perfect writing job (other than freelancing). An editor at Simon & Schuster? Staff writer for Sports Illustrated? Write down four reasons why you would be perfect for the job. Then send the letter to the company’s editor or human resources department. The worst they can do is ignore it.

Dare to dream big! Whether or not you actually send the letter, it’s never a bad idea to examine what your goals really are, and why you are pursuing them.

It’s play week, and even with that looming deadline, there’s always room for a little creative play time. Here’s a roll of the Rory’s Story Cubes to inspire some fun in your work-in-progress.


Happy writing!

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