Writing 101

Writing 101As of yesterday, I am participating in a course called Writing 101 by the DailyPost. It’s focused on helping me to write everyday as a habit, not as a chore. I mean, writing is never a chore, but sometimes you just do not want to write. So this will help me overcome that (hopefully). Today’s task was to create a list. I’ve decided to make a list of what I hope to accomplish through this course:

  • Become a daily writer
  • Keep better focus on my writing
  • Strengthen my writing skills
  • Prepare my fingers for the writing fury that is NaNoWriMo
  • Sense of accomplishment from completing this course and all it’s assignments
  • Bond better with other bloggers
  • Get to know the blogosphere
  • Expand my knowledge
  • Expand my reader
  • Know my readers
  • Gain confidence in my writing
  • Gains the strength to publish some polished fiction online
  • Edit my previous NaNoWriMo novels

That’s all that is coming to my mind right now. So we’ll head into the comment questions:

  1. Do you find that lists help you to organize your thoughts? Or restrict your flow of ideas?
  2. What’s a recent list you have made?
  3. Have you ever participated in a blogger class? What was your experience like?

10 thoughts on “Writing 101

  1. 1. List is important but I’m lazy at writing a list so I can’t answer if it organizes or restricts my flow of ideas. I think it depends on the person.
    2. The recent list I have made is the answer to the same prompt you have. You can check that out in my blog – sorry I can’t add the link here- aside from I don’t know how yet, it is also because I’m commenting via my phone.
    3. I just participated now so I can’t really tell what is the experience was like. We are classmates so I thank you for doing this list since I could use some of them – if you don’t mind as a goal in this Writing 101 class. πŸ™‚
    Also, I hope to read one of your novels soon. πŸ™‚

  2. 1. Both. Lists help me remember my grocery shopping but… I don’t use them with creative tasks. Unless… lottsa scribbles any-which-way on a large sheet of paper qualifies as a list? πŸ™‚ Best Wishes for your goals above.

  3. Great list!

    1) Do you find that lists help you to organize your thoughts? Or restrict your flow of ideas?

    They definitely help me organize my thoughts. I have way too many rushing through my brain, minute by minute.

    2) What’s a recent list you have made?

    10 Things I’ve Learned From Being Dumped (my own assignment!) http://findingmyinnerzen.com/2015/09/08/10-things-ive-learned-from-getting-dumped/

    3) Have you ever participated in a blogger class? What was your experience like?

    I did the Blogging101 class in January, and absolutely loved it. Still in touch an following the blogs of many people I connected with during that course. Hoping to keep up the momentum with Writing101!

    • Cute post. Most of my friends from my blogging 101 class are still posting frequently, and I am not. We never got close because I was quite busy while attempting to do it, and I did not get very much time to blog at all. I never interacted as much as I have in just the two days of this class. This class seems to be quite friendly and generous. Looking forward to more from you! Thanks!

  4. Blogging classes have definitely piqued my interest, but I’m not sure I’ve found one that is a good fit for me. But then, I wouldn’t really know until I enroll it it, I guess… Do you like the Writing 101 workshop?

    I like lists as a way to brainstorm, but for me it’s not really a good organizational tool. Sometimes I even find myself overwhelmed by them– I get all of my ideas out and then what? Where do I start? I do I make these ideas a reality?

    • Well, I like this one better than the last one I tried. This one is helping me to focus ideas and tailor them for my blog in a more specific way. It allows me to try new things and find out what works best for me.

      I get frustrated with lists, too. They are usually unhelpful. I also hate writing outlines(for essays, etc.). If they were required, I usually did it after I formulated my thoughts into the paper/chapter. Planning out my work stifles my creativity (yes essays can be creative). lol.

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