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May 27, 2013

A weekend break at the beginning of this month led to a break of the daily writing in this blog.  I felt that I was making no progress and wanted some time to reconsider whether to continue with writing exercises or not and if so how often.

I have missed writing and have come to the realization that regardless of the quality or depth of what I write, this is doing much more for me than just practicing writing.  I have gone from wanting to improve how I write for daily life to trying my hand, publicly, at creative writing.

I feel my mind, as well as my awareness of writing is expanding and that alone is worth pursuing.  However I have decided that although I will still aim to add writing exercises to the blog everyday, I won’t make myself a slave of the title I have given it.  Some days I may write on a notebook and not publish, some days I may just read about writing but I’ll continue my journey to better my writing and open my mind.

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April 19, 2013

For the most part it has been very difficult to find inspiration and write every day and I don’t feel that I have improved in any way.  However, a couple of times I have had the most amazing feeling that words were just coming out of my fingers and that has kept me going.  If nothing else I am proud of myself for still being here five weeks later, writing every day.

As of today I am looking at different books or sites for inspiration as I have more or less done what I can do from the Five-Minute writer.  I will always credit the source of the prompts through links in my posts.

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March 13, 2013

I started blogging because of my struggle with writing.  I am not talking about writing fiction here, just writing.  In my day to day I spend ages agonising over emails and documents, on how they read and whether I get my message across.  After years of wondering how I can become more relaxed about writing, I decided to do something about it.

With blogging I am writing for writing sake, something I did not do before and I am putting myself out there – big steps for me.  However this has not made a significant impact to the way I approach writing so I am taking another step – writing exercises.  I am hoping that with regular practice writing will become easier and more enjoyable.

I am using the book The Five-minute Writer: Exercise and Inspiration in Creative Writing in Five Minutes a Day by Margret Geraghty as a guide for the writing exercises.  As the title says the exercises require writing five minutes a day and to reinforce my commitment to do the daily exercises I will be publishing them.

I am anxious but excited about the experience.  I am determine to complete the exercises whatever the outcome might be. I am looking forward to this journey!

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