The SCN 20-Minutes-a-Day January Challenge and Video on Why We Write

These past two weeks, I’ve been making 10-12 minute videos for a free January Twenty-Minutes-a-Day writing challenge offered by Story Circle Network. This is to encourage women who are interested to take the time daily to write for just 20 minutes. Making these videos is new for me and I’ll admit that I was nervous about it. However, after tackling four so far – 2 each week – I’m starting to feel a bit more confident. It helps that I have my daughter Liz as my coach on this whole process and she has been encouraging me to just relax and talk about a subject I know quite well. She is the program director for Story Circle Network and has taken care of all the behind-the-scenes details for this challenge which has drawn 100 participants. Without Liz, this entire event would not be happening.

I thought I would share one of the videos tonight with you all. I am doing this for a couple of reasons. One, I am using a book that was recommended by my friend David Dickson and wanted to give him the chance to see that I am actually reading the book in which his name appears several times. The book is called Writing Your Heart Out and is by Rebecca McClanahan, who I believe was David’s writing teacher a few years back. Her second book, which I also ordered is Word Painting, and I can already see I’m going to love it as well. The second reason I’m including this video is because the information I’m covering from Rebecca’s book is based on a list she made of the benefits of “writing your heart out.” They are so good, I believe anyone who feels even a vague yearning to write might appreiate her thoughts.

I hope you’re all having a lovely Sunday evening. I’ll be checking back in with you again tomorrow.

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