Write every day. It builds a habit. This is advice given like candy to aspiring writers, and words I take to heart. I am a fiction-writing fiend. On days I don’t write, I edit. On days I do neither, I get sad. But when it comes to blog writing I am terrible. I’ll get a few posts in a row out, and then…well, then a week or a month or more will pass before I take up the standard of the interwebs and post again. This, too, makes me sad, but in a very different way. I like being in contact with people all across the world, and this blog is one way to do that.
And so, in an attempt to spur regular posting, I’ve decided to roll out a few regular features for Exploring Eliza.
- Slush Reader Soapbox: I’m not sure how regular this will be, but I’ll probably find something at least once a month to harp about. Basically, this’ll be and observations I’ve made about what’s coming in, glaring mistakes I see people making, or even brilliant awesomeness should I stumble across any.
- Three Sheets Thursday: Alcohol! And writing! I’ll post a new recipe every week, along with pictures and some history of whatever I’m imbibing. Even if it’s just my history. I’m aiming for drinks and spirits related to writers, stories, etc., but can’t guarantee I won’t occasionally just post something really yummy.
- Chuck Wendig’s Flash Fiction Fridays, Posted on Tuesday: On his blog Terrible Minds Chuck Wendig posts a new challenge every Friday, a prompt to create a piece of flash fiction based on whatever crazy-ass thing he’s come up with. I’d like to write more flash, I really like Wendig, and his humor is spot-on for me, so this feels like a natural choice. I’ll be posting my contribution on Tuesday at some point.
- Shit Eliza Did: Self. Explanatory. Right? Basically, life experiences I have that I think have a tangible connection to writing. Whether I have to deeply rationalize it or not. Another one that has a non-delineated posting schedule.
That’s the regular stuff. I’m hoping with scheduled contact with the blog I’ll be more apt to post other stuff, too.
If there’s anything you want to see/see more of, just let me know in the comments below!
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