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Most winter mornings, I trudge to the basement, step onto a machine, and glide in a looping orbit— each movement changes me; each movement goes nowhere. . Most summer mornings, I run on pavement past the retention pond and the drainage ditch, past tidy lawns freshly mowed and trimmed and edged, past the tail-wagging beagle and the skinny pointer that glides along the invisible fence and stares. After a long stretch along the main road and a left turn, I've looped around— each step changes me; each movement brings me back to where I started. . Earth's path around the sun is an ellipse that carries us past leaves layered thick in gutters, past snow piled high against the curb, past lily-of-the-valley persisting beneath storm-snapped tree limbs, past tomatoes flourishing despite scorching heat. . Each year, we travel together, a day, a season, a year. Each year we loop back to where we started. . Nothing's changed; everything's changed. . . SLANT / #hopewriterslife @hopewriters . #amwriting #writersofinstagram #writer #writers #aspiringwriter #aspiringwriters #writersofig #poems #poetry #poetsofinstagram #writerscommunity #instawriter #justwrite #hopewriters #hopewriterlife #amwriting

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SLANT / #HopeWriterLife ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Zondervan editor @heystephsmith shared with us the secret to getting your writing published: Write the truth from your unique perspective. Give it that slant that makes people think, "Wow! I've never thought of it that way." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you want to share your unique slant with a reader but don't know how to get started, we've love to help. Our membership community of writers is open for new members through midnight Friday. Click the link in our profile to learn more and join today! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #amwriting #writersofinstagram #writer #aspiringwriter #aspiringwriters #writersofig #getpublished #bookpublishing #authorsofinstagram #authorsofig #author #writerscommunity #instawriter #justwrite #authorscommunity #writeyourheartout #writerlove #professionalwriting #professionalwriter #hopewriters #hopewriterlife

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Follow me for writing advice and prompts posted daily! ✏😊 •°. Daily Writing Prompt: #May23 2019 •°. Feel free to use this prompt in any way, no credit needed! Use it as is, modify it to fit your needs, use it as loose inspiration for something different, or anything in between 🤗 But please give credit if sharing/reposting image! Post below if you give this prompt a try! 🧡💜 •°. •°. •°. #thepathtofiction #writingprompts #writingexercise #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writer #writing #dailywritingprompt #writingcommunity #writerslife #amwriting #creativewriting #writingislife #writerscommunity #writinginspiration #dailywriting #writedaily #storystarter #writeeveryday #startwriting #writinganovel #storyideas #writersblock #novelist #novelwriting #spilledink #iwanttobeawriter #aspiringwriters #thursdayinspiration

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Have you asked the above question? . Here is a statement by Ruth Rendell to help you 👇👇👇 . "I get a lot of letters from people. They say: "I want to be a writer. What should I do?" I tell them to stop writing to me and get on with it." . Did you get it? You have started writing by sending in those letters! Get to writing more now deliberately. . . . . . . #nigerianauthors #aspiringwriter #aspiringwriters #aspiringauthor #aspiringauthors #aspiringauthorsofig #aspiringauthorsofinstagram #ilovewriting #writerscorner #igwrites #igwritingcommunity #igwriter #igwriters #igwritersclub 😊 #publishers #publishingcompany #publishinghouse #bookpublisher #publisher #publishing

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Day 10: READER #hopewriterlife . . . Dear Reader, Hello there! You may not have thought that God could speak through a mommy blogger, but here I am! 👋🏻 As my faithful friend and reader, I have devoted my blog, podcast, and these little squares on Instagram to introducing you to the One who breathed life in you. Dear reader, I want you to meet Jesus Christ. • Jesus wants you to know that He loves you and is waiting for you to begin a relationship with Him. He will never pester or bother you, He is waiting for you to be ready. And when you are, know that this little Christian mommy blogger will be cheering you on, with happy tears in her eyes! Sweet reader, I hope as you read these words, you are reminded of the Father’s love for you. I hope you know how fiercely loved you are. ♥️ . . . @hopewriters

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My arms spread wide like the spanned wings of an eagle, yet I’m hardly as light nor nimble. My muscles ache as I stretch, reaching for something, someone with even an ounce of substance to share with me, but my knuckles remain battered, cold, and sore. People swat my gaping palms away aside ; they avert their eyes at the sight of my hands, fingers longing to be held and laced between another’s . I wonder if I’m so heavy that considering lifting me up from the depths is simply ridiculous and jarring. However, I’m plainly stuck questioning my worth. Does the dirt under my nails make me unworth saving? Are my hands seem so splintered and coarse that my heat seemingly mirrors that cold, rough climate, unwanted by all? Does my dry skin represent the lack of liquidity and love I’ll receive? My hands won’t stop shaking even when I’m not alone because I am worthless even in my most desperate of times and pitiful manners. I am not worth an ounce of empathy or sympathy. Here is just something I wrote feel free to let me know whatcha think it’s crap but whatever #depressingqoutes #writer #aspiringwriters #writersofinstagram #poetry #venting #sadvibes #sadboy #unwwanted #negativeenergy

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READER // #HopeWriterLife . I’m a reader. Anyone who knows me even a little bit knows this. I always have a book with me. I read paperbacks, ebooks, audio, hardcovers. I have a Kindle Paperwhite, the Kindle app on my phone, a book in my purse, next to my bed, my couch, my desk. I’ll read anywhere, anytime. (Pictured is my currently reading/TBR/[some of my] library books cart. It’s cute and turquoise and from IKEA and holds books. It’s basically a little piece of perfect.) . I homeschool my two kids, teach part time for the local university, do all the SAHM things, and some other things, so people ask me all the time how manage to fit reading in. I never really know how to answer them because not reading has never been an option. It just never occurred to me to not do it. It’s like brushing my teeth and feeding my kids and drinking coffee. It’s just something I have to do every day. And writing has become like that too. . The weird thing is that when someone asks me about myself, I have no trouble sharing that I’m a reader, but I very rarely say I’m a writer. I think in my mind, reading is consuming and writing is producing. It requires proof, and I don’t really have any... Yet. . So I’ll keep reading. Because Stephen King says, “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools to write). Simple as that.” And I’ll keep writing. Because, like Pam Allyn says, “Reading is like breathing in, writing is like breathing out.” . @hopewriters @pamallyn @stephenking @kindle @ikeausa #hopewriters #timetowrite #goingscared #reading #bookworm #borntoread #borntowrite #livingfullyloved #writersofinstagram #writer #aspiringwriter #aspiringwriters #writersofig #platform #writerscommunity #instawriter #justwrite #writeyourheartout #writerlove #mynextrightthing #thenextrightthing #soulwork #coveredingrace #createdwithpurpose #onedayatatime #instajournal #workinprogress #intentionalliving #happier

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A gentle rain left its mark on my peonies. The sight of tiny water beads resting on the delicate pedals calms my spirit. I have been anxious and didn't realize it. How quickly we can become weary in "the doing". It is time to pull away and rest a bit. So, I am unplugging from technology for the next week, spending time with family, and just "being". Be blessed. See ya when I get back.

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Who is the writer? What is the purpose? Who is the reader? In grad school, my teaching writing professor repeatedly asked these questions about each and every piece of writing—poems, articles, emails, journal entries, blogs, novels, textbooks. Simple questions. Great power. The answers bring context and clarity. As the writer, I have to know why I’m writing. I have to understand my unique perspective. That’s not always where the challenge lies. But who is the reader? Answering that question can change you from someone who writes to a writer. When you know your reader and write for them, your phrases take on a significance beyond yourself. Now you’ve come to the table to serve the reader. You’re a guide in a journey, leading your reader to feel, learn, understand, or imagine. When you know your reader, any writing—from a work memo to a novel—becomes a conversation, an effective and almost collaborative piece of communication. And even, a gift to the reader. Ask. Always ask: Who is the author? What is the purpose? Who is the reader? . . . . . . . Need help with writing and editing? Click the link in my bio to contact me. Interested in a #writerscommunity ? Click the link to learn about @hopewriters is opening this month, but it’s closing on Friday! #motivationalspeaker #reader #growth #writing #amwriting #amediting #editor #edit #editing #HopeWriterLife #hopewriters #amwriting #justwrite #writersofinstagram #writersofig #authorsofinstagram #authorsofig #speaker #keynote #instawriter #authorscommunity #writeyourheartout #writerlove #aspiringwriter #aspiringwriters #professionalwriting #professionalwriter #questions #askquestions #stlwriters

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Follow me for writing advice and prompts posted daily! ✏😊 •°. Yesterday was our first beach trip of the year! 😚☀️🏖 I absolutely love the beach. There are few places more beautiful or relaxing, in my opinion! There seemed to be an inordinate number of large jellyfish washed up on shore today, but apparently, large numbers of jellyfish are common this time of year. The ones we saw are called cannonball or cabbagehead jellyfish. This small experience got me thinking about how important it is to understand your characters’ points of view based on where they were each brought up. Each time your characters visit a new place, they will see and experience things that are strange to them that are quite normal for the locals. What each character is accustomed to or surprised by can help highlight the different cultures in your story. •°. •°. •°. #thepathtofiction #writingcommunity #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writer #writing #writerslife #amwriting #creativewriting #writingislife #writerscommunity #writingmotivation #motivation #writinginspiration #inspiration #writersblock #writingadvice #howtowrite #howtowriteabook #writeeveryday #writerproblems #writerscorner #youknowyoureawriterwhen #novelist #novelwriting #iwanttobeawriter #aspiringwriters #wednesdaymotivation #writingwednesday

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Did you double tap? ;) It’s a long road from being an ELT teacher to writing for the biggest publishers. But I can help you with that as I walked that road and now I commission writers for some of the biggest ELT projects. I also search for new talent and train them to be the best writers out there. So follow my profile for all the tips and training if you want to be an ELT author. In the meantime, go to the link in my bio for 9 ways to get noticed by an ELT publisher. And let me know in the comments - what’s stopping you from writing for ELT publishers? #eltwriters #aspiringwriter #aspiringwriters #eltpublishing #eltpublishingjobs #eltpublishingprofessionals

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//Reader// | #HopeWriterLife . Writing can be simultaneously one of the most lonely, yet connective, works we ever do. . We do it for so many reasons. To process what's inside. To fulfill the ache to create. To empty and quiet our minds. . And then, eventually, we know that we have something to say, and we want to say it to more than just the page. There are people we want to share with and tell things to. People who need what we have to give. . So we pour it all out, and serve it all up. And wait. Sometimes, the response is crickets. Sometimes rejection. But then, someone, somewhere reads what we've written, gets what we've said, understands how we've meant it...and says 'thank you.' . That's a gift like no other. A stranger becomes a reader. And sometimes, a reader becomes a friend. . Day 10 of the  @hopewriters spring writing challenge. Join in and share your thoughts on the prompts (picture 2). . And hey - you don't have to write lonely. Seriously. Get thee forth to hopewriters (bio link) and become part of the best writing community on the internet! (Like, #writenow - enrollment is only open till Friday.) . . #writingcommunity #writerscommunity #amwriting #aspiringwriters #aspiringauthors #writelife #writersgonnawrite #writerswriting #writingprompts #writeyourstory #writersofig #writersofinstagram #hopewriters #hopewriter #hope #soulscripts #storytelling #storytellers #MyNextRightThing #books #authors #writerscommunityofinstagram #writing

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Years ago Seth Godin wrote a short piece on his website titled “First, Ten.” In it, he recommended anyone in marketing find ten people who need or want what you offer. As writers, we’d be looking for ten readers who, in Seth’s words, “trust you/respect you/need you/listen to you.” . Write something and see how your first ten respond. Do they love it? Do they share it with their own ten friends or followers? Do they comment on it? Email you about it? . Good. It’s working. Your ideas are spreading. Your writing is, at least on a small scale, validated. . Write more in that vein. . Now, did those ten readers fall silent after you clicked publish? Did they ignore it? . Well, now you know. You wrote to discover what your ideal reader would respond to and apparently that wasn’t it. . Try something else, something different, something new. If those readers are still with you, test their reaction to your next offering. And so on. It’s a simple approach to figure out what to write next and how to connect with your first ten readers. . And your next ten. . And the ten after that. . You can build an audience this way, a following, writing what you love and they enjoy. In this way, you can serve your readers well. . As your readership grows—as you build an audience and a platform—remember that ultimately, each word you write is read by one person at a time. That connection between writer and reader motivates us to keep opening our hearts and sharing our ideas and telling our stories. Brené Brown says, “Connection is why we’re here; it is what gives purpose and meaning to our lives.” . It’s true. Connecting with you today is why I’m here, sharing these thoughts. Thank you for being here. Thank you for reading. Thank you for connecting. . Now it’s your turn to reach out to your readers and share your heart, knowing you are connecting with others, one person at a time. . . READER / #hopewriterlife

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READER / #HopeWriterLife ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I think one of the hardest things to admit when you’re a writer is you actually want people to read your words.” – @emilypfreeman ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Right? Why is that so scary? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hope*writers is an online community of writers who want to make the pivot from writing words in secret to writing words for a reader. If that’s you, would you like to join us? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’re open for new members until Friday at midnight. To learn more, click the “join hope*writers now” link in our profile. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #amwriting #writersofinstagram #writer #aspiringwriter #aspiringwriters #writersofig #getpublished #bookpublishing #authorsofinstagram #authorsofig #author #writerscommunity #instawriter #justwrite #authorscommunity #writeyourheartout #writerlove #professionalwriting #professionalwriter #hopewriters #hopewriterlife

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Follow me for writing advice and prompts posted daily! ✏😊 •°. Daily Writing Prompt: #May22 2019 •°. Feel free to use this prompt in any way, no credit needed! Use it as is, modify it to fit your needs, use it as loose inspiration for something different, or anything in between 🤗 But please give credit if sharing/reposting image! Post below if you give this prompt a try! 🧡💜 •°. •°. •°. #thepathtofiction #writingprompts #writingexercise #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writer #writing #dailywritingprompt #writingcommunity #writerslife #amwriting #creativewriting #writingislife #writerscommunity #writinginspiration #dailywriting #writedaily #storystarter #writeeveryday #startwriting #writinganovel #storyideas #writersblock #novelist #novelwriting #spilledink #iwanttobeawriter #aspiringwriters #wednesdayinspiration

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Writing Prompt: Reader. That’s YOU!! YOU are the one reading this. YOU are the one who comments, DM, & shares. 🤩 So I want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for your prayers and support as we journey in this Christian walk together!! 🤗 The journey to our home in heaven is often lonely and hard. It is a difficult one, but we don’t have to do it alone, and we can have joy in the journey. 😊 Today at Faith Steps, we talk about How To Have Joy Without The Happy Face. You can find a link in my profile. 🙃 Please leave a comment and let me know what helps you when life has you down? . . @hopewriters #amwriting #writersofinstagram #writer #aspiringwritier #aspiringwriters #writersofig #getpublished #bookpublishing #authorsofinstagram #authorsofig #author #writerscommunity #instawriter #justwrite #authorscommunity #writeyourheartout #writerlove #professionalwriting #professionalwriter #hopewriters #christianblogger #christianauthor #jesusislord #christianwoman #christianliving #writingprompt #praisegod

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Try spending some time regularly around with children and pets. They unknowingly teach you how to get simple pleasures in life. They teach how to appreciate small and simple things. They teach you how to be happy without investing a lot. They teach you how to smile without paying a lot. Start paying attention to the small, tiny achievements. Start with maintaining a routine or exercising every day or making you a bed or even buying coffee. And when you do that reward yourself. Start with small, it will only help you realize you are doing well and will take you closer to your actual big goals only to realize they are no longer difficult to achieve – They were no longer a big deal. #mentor #mentalhealthbeing #selflove #writersblock #poem #poet #poemsby #readers #selfawareness #selfbeing #selfcare #self #personalcoach #personaldevelopment #personalblog #purpose #postivity #animallover #mentoring #aspiringspeaker #aspiringpoet #aspiringwriters #millionairemindset #mindfulness #millenial #millenialstyle #millenials #personalblog #poetics

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Have you been staring at a blank page despite having a topic to write about? Is your deadline looming closer and closer as you desperately try to put pen to paper? Here is how you can use a simple technique to get the words flowing.

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PLOT TWIST // #HopeWriterLife I LOL’d IRL when I read today’s prompt. My life is one big plot twist. At least it feels that way. Basically nothing in my life looks the way I planned. (Well, I pretty much knew I wanted to marry my hot husband since I was 16, but that’s about it.) Instagram doesn’t allow enough characters to share all the things in my life that have gone differently than I had planned. Suffice to say if you would have told this California born and raised elementary school teacher several years ago that I’d be living in Idaho, homeschooling my two kids, living in a multigenerational home, teaching part time at a university, pursuing a life as a writer... well, hopefully it’s obvious by how I wrote this that I wouldn’t have believed you. Yet, here I am. Taking things one day at a time, figuring things out as I go, praying like my life depends on it. @hopewriters #hopewriters #timetowrite #goingscared #plottwist #livingfullyloved #writersofinstagram #writer #aspiringwriter #aspiringwriters #writersofig #platform #writerscommunity #instawriter #justwrite #writeyourheartout #writerlove #mynextrightthing #thenextrightthing #soulwork #coveredingrace #createdwithpurpose #onedayatatime #instajournal #workinprogress #intentionalliving #happier

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// Plot Twist // | #hopewriterlife . Some stories have the most unlikely plot twists. Sometimes we love it - other times we don't. (And, if you're like me, you want to rip the pages out and hurl the cover across the room...but you Have. To. Find. Out. what happens!!) . There have been plenty of unexpected plot twists in my own story, and yours too, I'll bet. . These days, I'm asking myself a question: What if I recognized that the surprise twist, the unexpected ending, was how the story was meant to go, all along? . The picture in our mind's eye is often so one-dimensional. What if we could choose to trust that our good Father has a better, richer, deeper, plot than what we can dream up on our own? And what if that plot was about knowing him better? That that is actually The Point of the story? . It's hard to keep reading when the story is suddenly about something different than we thought. But sometimes those kind of plot twists, if we can wrap our head around them, are the best, and happiest of endings. . Let's believe that the plot twist is leading us to a better understanding of the best Storyteller there ever has been. . . You have stories to tell - if you feel the need for some community, encouragement and/or direction for those stories, and your role in telling them, might I suggest Hope*Writers? They're enrolling new members now through Friday - check out the link in my profile to learn how they can serve you. (Hope*Writers is my favorite place on the internet. No kidding.) . Day 9 of the @hopewriters spring writing challenge. Join in any time and share your thoughts on the prompts. . . #writingcommunity #writerscommunity #writersofig #writersofinstagram #aspiringwriters #amwriting #hopewriters #hope #faith #story #storytelling #tellyourstory #writelife #writenow #nextrightthingbook #MyNextRightThing #writeyourstory

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Follow me for writing advice and prompts posted daily! ✏😊 •°. Do you ever feel like you can’t remember where landmarks are in your story, on which street you decided the bakery should be, how the network of underground caves should connect and where they should let out? Whether you’re writing a story in our current world or in a universe you created, sometimes it can be almost impossible to remember exactly how you arranged everything. If this has ever been a problem for you, one of the best things you can do is create yourself a map. This can be a world map, a map of a particular city, whatever would be helpful for you. Having a map will not only help you remember where you put all your shops, houses, and cities; it will also help you ensure your story makes sense. For instance, if it takes your characters a day to walk to the neighboring town and two days to walk to the forest, the forest needs to be roughly twice the distance away as the neighboring town. While one detail like this might not seem like a big deal, it can drastically affect the consistency and believability of your story if some places take too long to get to while others take too short. Be careful, though, that mapmaking doesn’t become a distraction from your writing. Your map doesn’t have to be fancy and detailed and decorative. It should be enough to help you keep your bearings and check your locations for consistency. One method you can use is to slowly add to your map as new areas are introduced. For instance, when your characters visit that new shop, place it on the correct street on your map. •°. •°. •°. #thepathtofiction #writingcommunity #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writer #writing #writerslife #amwriting #creativewriting #writingislife #writerscommunity #writingmotivation #motivation #writinginspiration #inspiration #writersblock #writingadvice #howtowrite #howtowriteabook #writeeveryday #writerproblems #writerscorner #youknowyoureawriterwhen #novelist #novelwriting #iwanttobeawriter #aspiringwriters #tuesdaymotivation

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YOUNG WRITER ALERT 📝 Ladies an gents we have a storyteller in the making, the lovely Annabel just won the BBC’s 500 word story competition! Her fantastic tale is about a little girl who does what all the knights can’t and slays a dragon 🐉 (we like her style) Jayne, our heritage project leader, is Annabel’s mum, so we know where the creativity comes from👏🏼👩‍👧 Check out Annabel’s ‘No Bear-Shirt Tall’ on the BBC website 👍🏼

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"Last night, I read your book to my father!"⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I was picking up my daughter from class last week when one of her classmates came up to me and told me her mother bought her my book, and she loved reading it to her father. She was a young Somali girl with a beautiful hijab and a perfect smile. She had no idea, but I was low key chocked up because I could see myself in her. I imagine what it would have meant for me to see myself in the pages of a book I loved reading. The feeling of reading about a story where the little girl had my hair, my skin tone, and my religion! I have said this before, and I will continue to say it: KIDS NEED TO SEE THEMSELVES REFLECTED IN THE BOOKS THEY READ!⁣⁣ . . ⁣⁣ If you are an aspiring author dreaming of one day being published, maybe consider self-publishing. If I had not decided to self-published I might still be waiting on publishing companies today. Thousands of kids around the world would have never read my books. If no one believes in you, then bet on yourself and make your own dream come true. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Someone out there a child is desperately seeking for a book that would finally reflect the beauty they know they possess. A child is waiting to see their dark skin being celebrated and promoted. Somewhere a little girl wants to see her naturally curly hair on the front cover of a book. They want to be the superheroes, not the sidekicks, the protagonist not the best friend. I pray that one day, a child runs up to you and tells you how your book changed their lives even if it's just for a few minutes. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Do you have a story to tell? Are you still waiting? What's stopping you? Tell me below. 👇🏾 . . . . . . . #diversechildrensbooks #weneeddiversebooks #muslimahblogger #aspiringauthor #aspiringwriter #aspiringwriters #aspiringauthors #selfpublished #selfpublishedauthor #selfpublishingauthor #muslimbooks #muslimchildrensbooks #blackstories #blackauthors #blackauthorsmatter #ownvoices #blackmuslims #representationmatters #selfpublishbehappy #selfpublisher #selfpublishedauthor #diversebooks #muslimchildren #muslimahwriter #diversitymatters #blackkidsread #diversereads #muslimmom #muslimparenting

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We dream in blurry edges and sketch out visions, but life changes those lines and twists the plot. Those changes, unexpected turns in the path, missed chances, and failures are opportunities. We have to grieve some. We have to embrace some. We have to shape some. We have to fight for some. We choose your response to all of them. Aristotle said, “Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution.” Joy is the same. Joy is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution. As life adds unexpected lines to your sketch—and your face—create something joyful. . . . . Thinking about creating your own plot twist? Take the Hope*Writers quiz from the link in my bio. See what stage you’re in. Ready to create your next step? @hopewriters is only open for the next few days. See my link in my bio to join this community. . . . . . Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg #motivationalspeaker #motivation #mondaymotivation #plottwist #growth #joy #writing #amwriting #HopeWriterLife @hopewriters #hopewriters #amwriting #justwrite #writersofinstagram #writersofig #enneagram7 #authorsofinstagram #authorsofig #speaker #keynote #instawriter #authorscommunity #writeyourheartout #writerlove #aspiringwriter #aspiringwriters #stlwriters #stlwriter #growthmindset

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2298 words from last night and this morning. On with another few writing sprints this evening. Hopefully get my short story written up and edited by the night. Aim is no more than 4000 words for the competition I'll be entering 👊😁 Does anyone's photo of computer screens go fuzzy and blurry when putting them on Instagram? How can I solve this issue #askingforafriend #amwriting #writingcommunity #writersofinstagram #aspiringwriters #shortstories #shortstory #storytime #story #the5amclub

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My printing is not as nice as I would like it to be but I still love to write by hand, especially when I’m using my fountain pen. This quote is one that I keep on the wall of my room. It sums up who I am perfectly, I am a writer. I have been a writer and a story teller all my life. Even before I could write a word I would tell my mom stories and she would write them down for me. I have always been a writer and I will always be a writer. #writer #write #writing #handwriting #handwritten #quote #ursulaleguin #ursulaleguinquotes #always #whoiam #me #thisisme #writersofinstagram #aspiringauthor #aspiringwriter #aspiringauthors #aspiringwriters #book #books #bookstagram #story #storyteller #fountainpen #pen #favouritepen #wallquote #quotestoliveby #love #lovethis #happy

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Note taking is difficult for me not because I can't take notes, but because I take them everywhere I go and I have them in so many different places. Thus, when I want to go back and look something up, I don't remember where I recorded it. 🗒 Writing prompt: "note" (since I swapped it with "plot twist" because of the graduation). @hopewriters 📒 I know there are many solutions out there and perhaps you have some of your own that you use. I'd love to hear them, but I'd also like to get your notes on why we put on happy faces to hide what is going on inside us. 😕 I am writing about the difference between a happy face and real joy tomorrow at Faith Steps. 😀 Would you mind leaving me a note sharing the difference between a happy face and real joy? 🙂 How often do you feel you have to put on your happy face? 😢 What are some places or circumstances where your happy face shows up? . . . #amwriting #writersofinstagram #writer #aspiringwritier #aspiringwriters #writersofig #getpublished #bookpublishing #authorsofinstagram #authorsofig #author #writerscommunity #instawriter #justwrite #authorscommunity #writeyourheartout #writerlove #professionalwriting #professionalwriter #hopewriters #christianblogger #christianauthor #jesusislord #christianwoman #christianliving #writingprompt #praisegod

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Day 9: PLOT TWIST #hopewriterlife . . . I was convinced I was done having kids. I wanted a sibling for my oldest daughter; but being an only child myself, I wasn’t sure I would even know how to juggle siblings. But, like a pair of good jeans, God stretched me and equipped me to be a mom to multiple children. And of course, in true miraculous fashion, God wasn’t done with me yet. The Maker of all Plot Twists had another miracle up his sleeve, in the form of a scare of appendicitis, which turned out to be a 26-week-old baby girl. The Ultimate Plot Twister had me bawling in an emergency room, where only five minutes prior I was convinced I was going in for an appendectomy. I have to admit, though, this has been the best plot twist I have ever experienced. . . . @hopewriters

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The babies have flown the nest! I am free to finish planting my window box. Lessons learned: *Don't rush pain/mess of life, for in it lies Hidden growth *Discomfort can be the alarm for change *Growth brings opportunities to fly *Be patient with the growth in others. Someone was patient with you.. *Each season of life has its purpose. Be grateful that you never weather them alone.

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Back in the day, authors wrote books and publishers handled the rest. Now, thanks to an industry-wide plot twist, writers are expected to develop a variety of skills and bring those to the table when they partner with a publishing house. @NavPress Publisher @DonPape explains in this clip: . "The reality for authors is that they are much more engaged in their book than in the past. In the past you could probably give your book over to a publisher and then go back to your Hobbit house and start writing again. Now, you've got to give the book to the publisher and then get fully engaged with the marketing team and the publicity team as to how to reach the consumer—and addressing it in a way that it will reach the right people. And who best knows the content of the book—who better—than the author?" . Listen to the entire interview at annkroeker.com/donpape. . . PLOT TWIST / #HopeWritersLife . . #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writer #writers #aspiringwriter #aspiringwriters #authorsofinstagram #authorsofig #author #writerscommunity #instawriter #writetip #writingtips #writersoninstagram #writingcoach #amwriting #amediting #publishers #publish #published

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Follow me for writing advice and prompts posted daily! ✏😊 •°. Daily Writing Prompt: #May21 2019 •°. Feel free to use this prompt in any way, no credit needed! Use it as is, modify it to fit your needs, use it as loose inspiration for something different, or anything in between 🤗 But please give credit if sharing/reposting image! Post below if you give this prompt a try! 🧡💜 •°. •°. •°. #thepathtofiction #writingprompts #writingexercise #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writer #writing #dailywritingprompt #writingcommunity #writerslife #amwriting #creativewriting #writingislife #writerscommunity #writinginspiration #dailywriting #writedaily #storystarter #writeeveryday #startwriting #writinganovel #storyideas #writersblock #novelist #novelwriting #spilledink #iwanttobeawriter #aspiringwriters #tuesdayinspiration

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PLOT TWIST / #HopeWriterLife ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Plot twists can happen in the writing life as well as on the page. Has life thrown you some plot twists lately or have you written some juicy ones of your own? Let us know for today’s #HopeWriterLife challenge. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In other news...we’re open for new membership! We only open a few times per year and this week is the time! If you’ve been looking for a community of writers that will support you as you seek to write your meaningful words without sacrificing your meaningful life – hope*writers is for you. Get more information about joining from the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #amwriting #writersofinstagram #writer #aspiringwriter #aspiringwriters #writersofig #getpublished #bookpublishing #authorsofinstagram #authorsofig #author #writerscommunity #instawriter #justwrite #authorscommunity #writeyourheartout #writerlove #professionalwriting #professionalwriter #hopewriters #hopewriterlife

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I'm so behind the @hopewriters challenge. Went to Joshua Tree and just haven't caught up. I feel as if that's how my writing life has been. Like I said on the first post, I get started and can't seem to finish. But, I'm determined to finish even if it's not the conventional way. So, here it goes: Day 5, 5/17: Word Count - It doesn't matter much to me. Day 6, 5/18: Note - I carry a planner everyday that I haven't opened in almost a month. But, the intention is there. I take mental notes and I just need to get it down on paper. Day 7, 5/19: Rewrite - I struggle with this so. Help! Day 8, 5/20: Motivation - I need more of it. But this short trip reignited a fire inside of me to create, write, do more of the things that give me life. Nature has a way of doing that. Inspiring me. Motivating me to see more of it. Capture it. Write about it. 📷 @halberto_14 . . . #hopewriterlife #writers #amwriting #writing #writingchallenge #joshuatree #instawriters #aspiringwriters

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MOTIVATION // #HopeWriterLife ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . Do you ever read someone else’s words and feel like you could’ve written them yourself? Every once in a while I come across a writer whose words seem to hold a mirror up to my soul. . That happened to me today when I heard these words from @aliajoy — “Writing has been my Rosetta Stone, the language to translate my heart back to me.” Hearing those words made it so abundantly clear— I don’t just want to write; I have to write. I must if I expect to ever understand my own heart. . So, I did a thing today. I became an actual official bona fide hope*writer. Because it’s time. Time to invest in myself as a writer. To learn and grow and connect with a soulful and authentic community of artists. It’s time to write. ✍🏻 . @hopewriters #hopewriters #timetowrite #goingscared #motivation #livingfullyloved #writersofinstagram #writer #aspiringwriter #aspiringwriters #writersofig #platform #writerscommunity #instawriter #justwrite #writeyourheartout #writerlove #mynextrightthing #thenextrightthing #soulwork #coveredingrace #createdwithpurpose #onedayatatime #instajournal #workinprogress #intentionalliving #happier

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Motivation is what keeps us going. It’s the grit that lives in the daily choice to get up and do - to keep going - even after the feelings of excitement have faded. - Motivation can look different from season to season and day to day, but it’s in the motivation where you’ll find the ability to take the next step even when you’re tired of trying. - Sometimes it’s less about the source of motivation and more about the existence of motivation. So find it - your motivation - and then find it again the next day. . . . . . #motivation #hopewriters #hopewriterlife #writer #aspiringwriters #writersofinstagram #shereadstruth #gritandvirtue #gritandgrace #womanonamission @hopewriters

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Life isn’t always neat. Sometimes you have to scatter things around a bit to see what comes from the ideas, content, and strategies you’ve developed. Don’t give up on yourself too soon! In fact, don’t give up at all. Instead, get messy. Try things out to see what connects with your people. Do the work. Step in the arena in a new way. It’s the only way you’re going to figure out exactly how to connect with the people who’ve been waiting for your story. • #stepinthegame #weneedyourvoice #writerscommunity #aspiringwriters #timetotellyourstory #businessstory #storytellers

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// Motivation // | #hopewriterlife . Results. Returns. Rewards. . It's not wrong for these to be motivating. But occasionally, for me, it's been good to redetermine what constitutes results, returns, or rewards. . I have been learning that sometimes simply being willing to take a risk is a sufficient result - savoring the fact I had something to invest was enough of a return - and forward motion is a real reward. . Perspective might be everything. . Day 8 of the @hopewriters spring writing challenge. Join in anytime and share your thoughts on the prompts. . . #writerscommunity #writingcommunity #writersofinstagram #writersofig #aspiringwriters #hopewriters #hope #soulscripts #amwriting #perspective #motivation #mondaymotivation #motivation #writersgonnawrite #writenow

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I'm out of order and behind and it is only Monday!! 😜 Ever feel that way? Most of you know I decided to forgo the writing prompt "note" to write on the prompt "plot twist" due to the circumstances that happened at our son's graduation on Saturday! (See the previous post) 🎓 However, not only did I swap out prompts, but I skipped yesterday's all together!! So today I am playing catch up. So bear with me as we look at "rewrite" and "motivation" today. @hopewriters 😉 Remember the English paper you worked so hard on and just knew you made an A only to have it returned to you with red ink bleeding all over it asking you to rewrite it? 📝 No one likes to rewrite. Rewriting means that what you wrote needs help, and no one wants to admit they need help or have made a mistake. 😕 But rewriting has a purpose. Yes, it points out our mistakes, but it allows us to learn from our mistakes and improve our writing or whatever it is we have to redo. 🙃 As we are talking about rewriting, it is tough to get motivated to rewrite something you have already spent so much time on thinking it was perfect. 😟 It is also hard to get motivated to do something when you have skipped a day. And the longer you wait to get started, the harder it is to begin again. 😕 But just like rewriting, motivation has its place in each of our lives. Instead of thinking of motivation as a negative term, let us embrace it with enthusiasm. 🤗 Consider the various things that motivate you. ☺️ Do you have a favorite song that gets you moving? 🎶 What about a special kind of food or place you like to visit? 🥓 What motivates you when you are unmotivated? 🍫 Make a list and in those times when you just aren't motivated, look the list over and embrace it. . . . #amwriting #writersofinstagram #writer #aspiringwritier #aspiringwriters #writersofig #getpublished #bookpublishing #authorsofinstagram #authorsofig #author #writerscommunity #instawriter #justwrite #authorscommunity #writeyourheartout #writerlove #professionalwriting #professionalwriter #hopewriters #christianblogger #christianauthor #jesusislord #christianwoman #christianliving #writingprompt #praisegod

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Follow me for writing advice and prompts posted daily! ✏😊 •°. There are plenty of different ways to begin a story. Late last month, I discussed in a post that beginning your story can be one of the hardest parts of writing a first draft. Beginning in medias res is one method for opening a story. This means that the story will begin by placing the readers right in the middle of the action. For instance, the scene might open in the midst of a car chase, battle, or bar fight. But it doesn’t have to be traditional action. Depending on your genre, the story could also begin in the middle of an argument between spouses or with the creation of a new type of creature in a lab. When you begin right in the middle of the action, you have the advantage of drawing your readers in immediately. Presumably, they’ll want to know more about what’s going on, how the protagonist got in that particular situation, and what it will mean for the rest of the story. The drawback, however, is that your readers might feel confused or overwhelmed if you overdo the action right from the beginning. They also might feel that they don’t care what happens to the protagonist because they aren’t close to the protagonist yet. Just remember, like all things in writing, if you choose to begin your story in medias res, make sure you have a reason for doing so. What does it help your readers understand about the story? What kind of first impression does it provide? Why is it a better choice than easing your readers into the story? •°. •°. •°. #thepathtofiction #writingcommunity #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writer #writing #writerslife #amwriting #creativewriting #writingislife #writerscommunity #writingmotivation #motivation #writinginspiration #inspiration #writersblock #writingadvice #howtowrite #howtowriteabook #writeeveryday #writerproblems #writerscorner #youknowyoureawriterwhen #novelist #novelwriting #iwanttobeawriter #aspiringwriters #mondaymotivation

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Back from work, and.... it's time to get writing! Let's get through that second act!! 😘 What's been real hard these past few days is getting through the middle of my novel. The middle is usually my favourite part to read in a novel - you know the characters well enough to feel comfortable with them and you know you still have plenty of time with them before its time to part 💔 But writing the middle act is hard. You've been at it for so long and yet there's so much of the plot yet to be written - I don't think I ever feel as discouraged as when I write the middle. It's hard not to listen to those voices in your head that are telling you that your novel sucks/is boring. But it's so important to resist that! Whoever you are, you have a wonderful story to bring to the world, so please keep writing ! 😊 Tell me something about YOUR process - which parts of the writing journey do you find most challenging/rewarding? 😜 Love, Laweanna #amwriting #writinginspiration #writer #writing #writingroutine #writingcommunity #middlesarehard #writersofinstagram #writers #aspiringwriters #aspiringwriters #

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One of my favorite things about being a writer and coach is that it means I get to be self-employed. Making my own schedule and living life on my own terms is what I dreamed of for years. And if I can do it, you can, too! Here I am last week in my happy place. 🐬🦀🐟🌸🥰

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"REWARD AND DONATION CROWDFUNDING" book written by a great author Mr. Rohit Gupta. The book is informative, apt details for both beginners and experienced Fundraisers. This book covers the basic idea of Reward Based Crowdfunding and Donation Based Crowdfunding. This book is in top 5 list by NOTION PRESS. This book is available at NOTION PRESS, AMAZON, FLIPKART and INFINITIWRITERS. Hurry up order your book now.. For link contact @infinitiwriters or @rohitrtga Regards Infiniti Writers #book #bookstagram #books #bookclub #crowdfunding #fund #fundraiser #authorsofinstagram #authors #authorssupportingauthors #authorcommunity #fantasyauthor #aspiringauthor #authorstruggles #blogger #finance #reader #readersofinstagram #readerforlife #readersworkshop #writersofinstagram #writerscommunity #aspiringwriters #aspiringreader #fundraising #finance #entrepreneur #crowdfundingsuccess

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Why am I doing this? Do I want to this? What is the purpose? What do I want to achieve? What story am I telling myself? A reason always exists. If I acknowledge it or not, my motivation is a sail on my ship. Often, life throws my tiny vessel into a squall. In those times, I need to understand more than ever: Why am I doing this? What is the purpose? What do I want to achieve? What story am I telling myself? On this sea of life, I must understand how to use motivation to keep going towards the purpose. My methods may have to change. The destination may look different. I may have to pause. I might even have to bail water. Motivation carries me through the waves of insecurity and fear. ~~~~~~ Here’s my tiny tip for you. A mast for your sail, if you will. The bigger the decision, the more important to understand your why. When your journey gets hard, when the tempest threatens, when you face the whelming flood, knowing why you began is what carries you through to the end. . . . . . . . . . . #motivationalspeaker #motivation #mondaymotivation #growth #writing #amwriting #HopeWriterLife @hopewriters #hopewriters #amwriting #justwrite #writersofinstagram #writersofig #enneagram7 #authorsofinstagram #authorsofig #speaker #keynote #instawriter #authorscommunity #writeyourheartout #writerlove #aspiringwriter #aspiringwriters #professionalwriting #professionalwriter #brave #bravehearts #wildheart

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Day 7 & 8: Rewrite & Motivation #hopewriterlife . . . The weekends are crazy in our house, so today is a two-for. But, thankfully, rewriting and motivating are pretty much one in the same. I rewrite a lot of things, mainly because I have a baby and a toddler battling for my attention. But I also have a serious case of the “people-pleasing” disease and rewriting only fuels that fire. Will people like what I write? Will someone share my blog? Will anyone listen to my podcast? All day long, the fear of being liked plagues me. Thankfully, though, God gives me the motivation to push past the fear and the lies. God gives me the strength to be able to put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) and pour my heart out. He gives me the motivation to keep going, after all, I’m the one trying to share His story with the world. I don’t know if there is a more powerful motivation in the world than that. . . . @hopewriters

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On my way into work this morning, the sky was ablaze with the radiance of the sun. I was so captivated that I pulled over to soak it in. By the time I found a safe spot to stop, clouds had moved in and the sun's brightness began to fade. Only moments earlier the view was blinding. Sound familiar? We are moving along, days filled with joy. Then in an unexpected twist of events, storm clouds move in, blocking the light of day. In these times we would do ourselves a great service to remember that behind those clouds, the Son still resides. He has never moved. He does not change. He is with us in the storms.

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Discovering our reason for writing keeps us motivated. And I believe we can unearth why we write by...writing about it. . When you write to discover your reason for writing, you grapple with unspoken desires and tap into your driving forces—you unearth your purpose, articulate it, and understand yourself better. You realize why you’re drawn more to one project than another. You have a way to decide where to focus your resources. . Your reason for writing might be to see your name in a publication, to make money, or to be known as a subject matter expert. You might want to prove something to yourself, create memorable art, or make people laugh. Maybe you want to write for fun, as a playful experiment. Those are all reasons for writing that can help you stay motivated when you wake up to do the work. . Try these simple prompts: I write because __________. OR I write to _____________. . Your response can be honed down to a few phrases. For example: . - I write because I can’t not write. - I write because I love words. - I write because I have important observations to share. - I write to become famous. . Maybe you discover a specific reason based on curiosity, industry knowledge, or some personal experience—joyful or tragic—that ignites a passion, like: . - I write to explore the deepest reasons people lie. - I write to bring underreported historical events to light. - I write to explain creative organizational solutions. - I write because I love sharing my frugal travel discoveries. - I write because I want others to care about the health of our oceans as much as I do. - I write to share insights about mental health. . Write everything that comes to mind. If you write for your own pleasure, to play with words, to express your thoughts clearly, or to tell riveting stories, get that down. . Write to discover your reason for writing and you’ll work with deeper purpose. You’ll find what drives your creative efforts. Discover your reason for writing and you’ll answer, project by project, the question the late Mary Oliver posed in her poem “The Summer Day”: . What have you chosen to do with this one wild, precious life? . MOTIVATION / #hopewriterlife

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Follow me for writing advice and prompts posted daily! ✏😊 •°. Daily Writing Prompt: #May20 2019 •°. Feel free to use this prompt in any way, no credit needed! Use it as is, modify it to fit your needs, use it as loose inspiration for something different, or anything in between 🤗 But please give credit if sharing/reposting image! Post below if you give this prompt a try! 🧡💜 •°. •°. •°. #thepathtofiction #writingprompts #writingexercise #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writer #writing #dailywritingprompt #writingcommunity #writerslife #amwriting #creativewriting #writingislife #writerscommunity #writinginspiration #dailywriting #writedaily #storystarter #writeeveryday #startwriting #writinganovel #storyideas #writersblock #novelist #novelwriting #spilledink #iwanttobeawriter #aspiringwriters #mondayinspiration

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MOTIVATION / #HopeWriterLife ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Time for a little #MondayMotivation ! What motivates you to write? Who motivates you to write? Why do you write? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Psst. The answer can be a deadline 😉) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We're motivated to get you writing! That's why we created this #HopeWriterLife challenge. Swipe to see the prompts and fun prizes. All you have to do is post using the hashtag and tag @hopewriters. Pro Tip: Follow the hashtag to meet other writers and cheer each other on. 🙌 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #amwriting #writersofinstagram #writer #aspiringwriter #aspiringwriters #writersofig #getpublished #bookpublishing #authorsofinstagram #authorsofig #author #writerscommunity #instawriter #justwrite #authorscommunity #writeyourheartout #writerlove #professionalwriting #professionalwriter #hopewriters #hopewriterlife

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Many people think that listening means nothing but waiting for your turn to talk. Or it gives time for a person to think of an answer while waiting for his turn to talk. But if you really listen well and are silent while someone else is talking, you can give yourself a chance to empathize and sit behind the eye balls of the speaker and see how that person sees the world, feels the things around him and how he perceive things. Listening quietly can be a great practice. It will help you connect with that person in a more deep and intense manner. #proses #prose #quote #quotes #quotestoliveby #quotesof #positivevibesquotes #postivity #quotesaboutlife #mentor #personalcoach #lifecoach #speak #aspiringwriters #aspiringspeaker #aspiringpoet #poetry #wellbeing #welness #wordperfect #coaching #coach

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REWRITE // #HopeWriterLife Anne Lamott gives two major pieces of advice for writers in Bird by Bird. (Yes. I’m talking about Anne Lamott and this book again. Because Anne Lamott.) 1) Focus on short assignments. What you can see through a 1-inch frame. (This chapter is where she explains the phrase “bird by bird” and it’s pretty much life changing so you should read it.) 2) Write shitty first drafts. (Pardon the language, but it seemed imperative to keep it in her words. Because she’s Anne Lamott, and I am not.) . The thing about her second piece of advice, that part about first drafts— it made me realize that I haven’t done that yet. I haven’t really tried to write any kind of draft. Yes, I write here. And I write in my journal. But a draft implies that you’re writing something worthy of revising, worthy of looking at a second time, and a third. And the sad truth is I haven’t done that. . I have dozens of ideas. List upon list of ideas for stories, poems, articles, blog entries, perhaps a podcast, and maybe even a book or two or ten. But I haven’t written any of them. Why? Because I. am. scared. That’s the truth. Plain and stinkin simple. . Scared that this dream I’ve held in my heart for so long isn’t strong enough to live outside my body. Scared that I’m not good enough. Scared that the people who tell me my writing is any good are the one who sleeps next to me at night and the one who gave birth to me and they have to say things like that. Scared that real people who aren’t my husband and my mom won’t say such nice things. Scared that I don’t have the time or endurance or thick skin or organization or leather notebook or ideas good enough to be a writer. Scared that I flat out don’t have the words. . But, I am a writer. Anne Lamott says so. So I’ll write anyway. I’ll write scared. Hold onto your hats and glasses friends, here comes a shitty first draft. . @hopewriters @annelamott #hopewriters #rewrite #shittyfirstdrafts #annelamott #birdbybird #goingscared #writersofinstagram #writer #aspiringwriter #aspiringwriters #writersofig #writerscommunity

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☼ My sunshine ☼

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👨‍👦FOREVER PASSENGERS 👪 Embrace in life an abundance of love and laughter.... Mistakes you learn from, you'll become a master..... Take your time growing up, no need to go faster.. I have paved the way to confirm your happily ever after... But should you stumble, I'm here for I am your ”forever passenger”. ~Keish~ . . . #keishunleashed #blackboysmatter #aunties #nephews #familymatters #blckboysrock #blackmen #igers #passengers #like4like #follow4follow #l4l #f4f #blackpoets #blackwriters #aspiringauthors #aspiringwriters #photography

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For all you #creatives and aspiring creatives: Renaissance House Harlem is accepting applications. ____ This is a wonderful #opportunity for those of you who are looking to improve your craft, release your fear of writing (or sharing your writing with others), and even for those of you who are in need of much needed time and space to get centered and back to basics. ____ It's a #residency at a location of your choice (New York, Martha's Vineyard, California). Get more details and the application at renaissance-house-harlen.com ____ #passiton #payitforward #share #sharewhatyouknow #harlemrenaissance #write #writer #writing #amwriting #writingcommunity #writersofinstagram #forwriters #aspiringwriters #creative #creatives #creativewriting

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I was afraid to say out loud, “I am a speaker and a writer.” What did that mean? Who was I to claim these titles? Once I said it out loud, now what did I do? All the doubts began crowding my bravery. There were plenty of negative voices in my head and some outside my head. You just want attention. Someone else has already done this. What have you done to make you an expert? Why should you do this? Can’t someone else do this? You’re just an imposter. But there were plenty of cheerleaders too. You should do this. You’re so good at this. Thank you for helping me. I want to hear more. Your story made it real. And I couldn’t escape the deep satisfaction from every time I put my thoughts into just the right words. Or I stood in front of a crowd with the audience that laughs, nods, and takes notes. Speaking and writing are my grove, where I was made to fit in this world. I don’t care if everyone knows my name. But I do want everyone who knows my name to say, “Jenn helped me.” Ever the learner, I wanted help to serve my audience well. And I found Hope*Writers. Hope*Writers is a community of writers, speakers, and podcasters. The group offers training for where you are in your journey. I’ve found Hope*Writers so helpful in strengthening my confidence, discipline, and balance. Ever felt like you might like this path? That the journey of words may be for you? Sign up for a free masterclass Monday, May 20 about writing and the different stages of writing. 1pm, 4pm, 7pm, and 10pm Eastern! Click Hope*Writers Masterclass link in bio. Want answers to Twenty Questions Writers Ask or take this quiz about which writing stage you’re in? Click Hope*Writers story in bio. Come join with me: the page and the stage are more fun with friends! #amwriting #writersofinstagram #writer #aspiringwriter #aspiringwriters #writersofig #getpublished #bookpublishing #authorsofinstagram #authorsofig #author #writerscommunity #instawriter #justwrite #authorscommunity #writeyourheartout #writerlove #professionalwriting #professionalwriter #hopewriters #hopewriterlife

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Follow me for writing advice and prompts posted daily! ✏😊 •°. Have you ever written a new scene that’s filled with paragraphs of description? There’s a time and place for simply telling your readers what’s appearing in your story. But other times, it slows the story down, and unfortunately, there are some readers who skip over these kinds of sections altogether. Instead, oftentimes it makes more sense to describe the scene not by simply listing what the character can see but by showing how the characters are interacting with that scene. For instance, instead of describing an abandoned city, show your readers how the characters step on broken glass, how they feel as though they’re being intrusively loud because of the silence, and how they cough from the dust in the air. •°. •°. •°. #thepathtofiction #writingcommunity #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writer #writing #writerslife #amwriting #creativewriting #writingislife #writerscommunity #writingmotivation #motivation #writinginspiration #inspiration #writersblock #writingadvice #howtowrite #howtowriteabook #writeeveryday #writerproblems #writerscorner #youknowyoureawriterwhen #novelist #novelwriting #iwanttobeawriter #aspiringwriters #sundaymotivation

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