September 30, 2014 marks the last day of the #500WED (500 Words Every Day) community writing challenge in which I participated in over the past month on lift.do. I decided to take the last day to look back and review the past month, in the hopes to extract some lessons from this experience. Continue reading “The #500WED Writing Challenge Retrospective.”
In my youth, and early days of the Internet, I was determined to get, what now can only be called “Idiotic”, startup of the ground. At the end, not knowing when to quit and bring the business to an ending, I toiled much, much longer than I should have with dire consequences to everything else in life: grades, job, relationship, friends, etc.
Continue reading “Endings, or Knowing when to Quit. #500WED Writing Challenge.”
The geopolitical situation playing out in Ukraine, tragically affects the lives of people caught in the middle. According to news reports, as of September 2014, over one thousand people have been killed outside the direct military engagement. This post looks at two sides of the events in the small town of Horlivka, one as reported by the media and the other as a story of people on the ground. This story is based on true events and real people. The names have been changed and any resemblance to actual persons is purely coincidental.
Continue reading “Ukraine, two sides of the story of Horlivka. #500WED Challenge.”
Mornings are beautiful, brutal, tranquil, busy, slow and hectic, and much more, varying greatly day to day. This post is about one such a morning, described in prosaic, lyrical bent.
Continue reading “Good Morning. #500WED Writing Challenge.”
The writing prompt for today was “moving”. Since following the daily prompts is recommended, not required, on this day I decided Moving as a topic did not move me. Therefore I deviated and wrote a post explaining how this blog came to life. I suppose launching this blog, was a move on my part.
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Shocking headlines, controversial stories and gossip dominate media coverage. Today’s writing challenge is exactly that. A fictional news story about Social Programs being murdered by Corporate Deserter in the little community of 99 Percent Woods.
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If there is one stereotype about men, in which we are almost universally accused of by women, it’s the ability for us to express Love. Not surprising, when I looked at today’s writing challenge topic, a bit of panic set it. ”I have to write what? A Love Letter?!?” Sappy, sticky, gooey love letter… Well, here is my attempt at it, let me know what you think? Continue reading “Love Letter. #500WED Writing Challenge.”
I suppose it is appropriate that first ever blog post, is the letter to my inner critic and a frank discussion he and I should have of why I have not blogged before, and it is this quote by Anne Lamott, that got me going.
“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won’t have to die. The truth is that you will die anyway and that a lot of people who aren’t even looking at their feet are going to do a whole lot better than you, and have a lot more fun while they’re doing it.” ~ Anne Lamott
Few weeks ago, I received an advertising on Lift for a #500WED writing challenge.