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Let’s Write Together: Writing Challenge

I know so many people who feel called to write, but just don’t do it.

There are so many reasons why they choose not to write. And I get it. I was there too. Can you relate?

Instead of listing all the reasons why you shouldn’t write let’s list the reasons why you SHOULD.

You feel called to write. You love words. You have fingers that can type. You have a story to share. You have a powerful testimony. You have an average testimony. You don’t think you have a testimony. You have a brain. You have experienced life. You think thoughts. You are the only one of YOU on the planet. You are passionate about something that others need to know about. You have a vision and it is important.

Seriously, I could keep going, but you get the point.

So, you feel called to write. But what now? Let me invite you to get wild for a moment, to jump in head first into this world of writing. Let me give you a reason to start writing today or if you have written in the past, some motivation to get back at it.

I am hosting a writing challenge and I need you to join me. This challenge is the perfect reason to stop dragging your feet on this dream swirling in your heart. It will offer you a safe community that will support you, encourage you, and keep you accountable. What do you have to lose?


HOW IT WILL WORK:

  1. You commit to writing one blog post a week for four weeks staring on September 11. Every Monday you will publish your post, but don’t share it yet on social media.
  2. Email me with a link to your post each Monday by 9pm EST.
  3. Each Tuesday I will send an email out with all the links of everyone participating. Copy and paste those links to the end of your blog post to show love and encouragement to everything joining in. Now is the time to share on social media with your family and friends. You can do it! Be brave.
  4. Read the posts by the other participants and leave comments. ENCOURAGE, ENCOURAGE, ENCOURAGE!

What we will be participating in:

  1. Encouraging and championing each other as we dive deeper into this world of writing.

What we will NOT be participating in:

  1. The comparison trap. You do you, boo! Please guard your heart against judging yourself and your writing against someone’s writing. This is about finding YOUR voice and making steps toward your dream of writing. It is not about out writing others or building your platform.

Our Theme:

  1. The theme will be: things you need your tribe to know OR things that make life better ……………………………………   I explain the theme in more detail here in this post. We will be writing about our core values, about things we truly believe, lessons we want to share with others, or about ways we live our lives that we believe others would benefit from. A few topics I plan to write on are gratitude, kindness, gracious assumptions, and dance parties. You can take as much liberty with this this as you would like. There is freedom here. If you feel led to write about something else entirely, then by all means get after it.

How do I join the challenge:

  1. Send me an email at reneebooe@gmail.com. Deadline to register is Sept 8.
  2. Your first blog post will be due on Monday, September 11th.

What if I don’t have a blog:

  1. It is the perfect time to get one. There are many companies that offer them for free. I experimented myself and I was able to create a WordPress blog in about 3 minutes. Do not let the design element cripple you. Don’t over think it. Just get started. You can always come back and edit it later. Progress, not perfection is our motto.
  2. The other route is you can buy a domain name and go from there. You would need a hosting company if you go that route and there are so many options. I use Bluhost and they could be your one stop shop. Check them out. I also use Prophoto for my template design, but have heard great things about Squarespace. Those are just the options I am familiar with.
  3. If blogging is really not for you let me know and I will give you another way to participate.

So, what do you say? Are you in?

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  • August 29, 2017 - 6:49 pm

    Patricia Arnold - Renee this sounds awesome!!! Writing was a dream of mine that I never reached for. My fear has always been that what I have to say and how I say it will seem to simple minded,uneducated and irrevelant to the reader. Stepping out on the limb was too scary for me so I just let it go. To say that I have regrets for not being stronger may be to harsh, but there is an ache,a longing of what may have been. I am so happy that you have a stepping out strength. I would love to see what your participants write if possible. I love your themes, mine are the simple pleasures that bring my heart closer to God. Such as laughter, nature, gasoline revivals, family, friends etc. I dont think im a blogger as i
    truely am not sure of its definition. Ink stained fingers, scratched out line’s and run on sentences..now your talking! Let me know how i can participate.ReplyCancel

  • August 29, 2017 - 10:08 pm

    Patricia Arnold - Renee this is awesome. I have always wanted to write but was afraid of stepping out on that branch. Afraid that others would think my thoughts, my words, my writing was to simple, uneducated or irrevelant. So i just let the notion go. To say I have a deep regret of this may be to harsh. But i do have a longing to know what might have been if i did try. I am so happy that you have that stepping out strength! I would though like to read what others that come here do write. I dont think I am a blogger, truthfully im not sure what the definition of it really is. But ink stained fingers, scratched out words, run on sentences…now that sounds like an old friend. I really love the themes you mentioned, mine are simple joys where i feel like God is all around me. Laughter, family, friends, free fun, nature, gasoline revivals…etc. let me know if perhaps you see a way for me to participate here. Love your words, your heart and you.ReplyCancel

    • September 12, 2017 - 1:30 am

      admin - I’ve always admired your way with words Aunt Patty! I say its time to crush all those lies about not being “simple” or “uneducated” and start sharing you voice. There is no one else on the planet that can write like you do. You are uniquely made. Each of us is made in God’s image and you display a different part of that image that I do not. I would love to see you writing and sharing your writing!!!!ReplyCancel

  • August 30, 2017 - 5:59 pm

    Patricia Arnold - Renee this site is awesomeReplyCancel

  • September 12, 2017 - 1:30 pm

    Things I Need My Kids to Know Before I Die: Call People Up » Spur on Love - […] words by some dear friends of mine. These are brave sisters who said “YES” to a writing challenge I am currently hosting. These ladies are writers, and bold risk takers who are doing this challenge […]ReplyCancel

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