For a while now, I have been wanting to make the experience a bit more interactive. I love giving you tips and how-to articles, but I also realize that you probably have a lot of things on your mind that you want to share, too. And I want to hear all about it! As I talked about in my last newsletter (Writer Fuel) my goal is to do less talking myself and more listening.
Which brings me to this new column, called Write It! Wednesday.
How Write It! Wednesday Works:
Each week I’ll share a prompt, question or topic for discussion related to DIY MFA. I may share a little bit about my own experiences relating to that topic, but really I want you to have the floor. I would love to hear how the topic relates to you and your writing.
Topics will cover writing, reading and community–the three basic branches of DIY MFA–and I’ll try to switch things up to keep the discussion interesting. My hope is that this will be not just a way for me to get to know all of you better, but also a way for you all to get to know each other, and find other like-minded people who are just as serious about writing as you are.
How to Participate
There are three ways you can participate in Write It! Wednesday.
- On your blog. Write a post about the Write It! Wednesday topic and leave the link in the comments here. Feel free to read responses by other bloggers and comment on their blogs. I will visit, read and (when appropriate) comment on each and every Write It! post that gets linked.
- Respond in the comments. If you don’t have a blog, fear not! You can still participate, just leave your response in the comments section.
- Send me an email. Sometimes you may want to share something but you might not want to post about it publicly on your blog or in the comments. If so, I’m here to listen and I’d love to hear your thoughts. Just send me an email at gabriela[at]DIYMFA[dot]com. I personally read and reply to each and every email from my readers and I would love to hear from you.
Write It! Wednesday #1: What’s Your Logline?
I’ll share mine if you’ll share yours. My logline is for a project that is currently on the umpteenth round of revision (and will probably go through a few more overhauls before it’s ready.) So here’s the most recent version.
To save their friend from a summer camp bully, four kids embark on a real-life odyssey through upstate New York. Now if only they could get back to Ithaca.