Post A to Z Challenge Roadtrip

Post A-to-Z Road Trip [2013]Shannon and Tina are hosting, for the third year, the Post A to Z Challenge Roadtrip. This will run all the way up to December, and all you need to do is signup on a linky list, and travel around the blogs listed as participants in this year’s Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

Given I was already intending getting around all the blogs, signing up and grabbing the little blog button was a no-brainer.

#atozchallenge Z is for Zee Endz

ZeeEndWell, I’m not making up a Z post for the sake of it. It’s been a long and windy journey, and if you’ve arrived at Z via the #AtoZChallenge, I congratulate you on your perseverance. It’s been a tough journey for all the bloggers, but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed writing out these posts, and doing the rounds of reading others.

This post will simply work as an appendum, containing a list of all the references, links, and books I’ve used in this A-Z post series on Writer’s Core Habits. But first – a video…

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#atozchallenge Y is for 2Years2aBook [Infographic]

2 Years to a Book. That’s what I realised I could accomplish – on top of my normal writing projects and goals during the year. For others who don’t have the luxury of so many free hours to write, as I do, the program also allows for a book draft completed during that first year.

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#atozchallenge X is for X-Ray Reading – Read as a Writer

As a new writer, one of the hardest lessons I learned (aside from the sheer hard work of writing) was that I would no longer be able to pick up a book to simply read for pleasure.

The core habit I’m discussing here is something that we as writers must be able to do –  that of reading as a writer – or developing some x-ray lens when we read.

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Off Topic: W is for Wear Sunscreen [Bonus Video]

Showing my age, but this is what writing – and videography – should be about. My all time favourite message.

The lyrics are taken from a famous essay — written in 1997 by Mary Schmich, a columnist with the Chicago Tribune
This is the original tune, and video as seen on MTV, made by Baz Luhrmann, the film director.