September Inspirations

Keep challenging yourself! Don’t worry about what other people do or say. If I’d done that, most of the poems, stories and novels I’ve had published would never have been completed.

Keep submitting work to competitions and publishers. Be proud of the rejections you get. It proves you are a writer.

Take a look at Dahlia Publishing on Twitter. Have a go at their Short Story September challenge. I did this last year and completed 30 flash fiction stories – many of which have been published.

Also take a look at Inktober – this gives you a word each day in October. The idea is that you create a piece of art but I’ve found it worked equally well as a prompt for poetry. If you’re really feeling adventurous, do both. #amwriting

This then leads on to November and NaNoWriMo – which stands for National Novel Writing Month. The idea is that you do 50,000 words in November. However, it doesn’t have to be a novel. You could do a short story collection if you want to or outline several projects ready for a flying start in 2020.

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