It's time for you to quit reading about writing and let us see your work. I know you are writing. I just don't have your address to get to it.
So, I am taking this blog hostage for the next 4 weeks. I won't hold you against your will...you are certainly free to move on to a more passive post somewhere else. But since you are reading this sentence, I believe you are still captivated and intrigued by the thought of letting someone read what you are writing.
Secretly, you need me to push you. You want someone to look at your words and see if it is conveying what you intended. But I know you are a bit scared to show your work. How do I know that? Because I know you. And I know myself. To show your work leaves you feeling a bit vulnerable, right?
Well, if we promise to be gentle with one another, could we try something new?
Share our writing with one another...through our blogs.
I am starting a blogroll for this blog with the sole purpose of featuring you and the other women writers who frequent this site. I want us to read each others work. I want us to be challenged to write blog posts that take what we are learning and show that we are applying that knowledge creatively in our daily blog writings.
I want us to leave encouraging comments on each others blogs, expressing what we enjoyed reading--a phrase, a sentence, a well-crafted story.
Just as I discovered our latest WOTH Blog writer, Sarah @ The Yellow Dress Blog by reading her personal blog, I know that there are more of you out there waiting and needing to be encouraged to keep at it.
With the establishment of a WOTH Writer's Blogroll, I'd like to start featuring your good writing on this blog and even in the WOTH onlineMagazine. Sometimes a blog post is simply an article waiting to be published...the article, "No Rules Left to Break," by Deborah Berruti, in the current issue of the WOTH onlineMagazine, was originally a blog post on her blog.
Let's get this rolling!
Submit your Blog URL to firstname.lastname@example.org
Also Coming up: How to Facebook: tips on writing well so you are well read; how to connect FB with your Blog/website; creating interest and support in your ministry through FB and beyond; and a fun and imaginative online writing project just for WOTH Writers!
~Cindy Blomquist, Editor