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March 26, 2008

Group Writing Project Reminder And Other Goodies

Group Writing Project

A quick reminder that I'm running a Group Writing Project on your sources of writing inspiration. 

It's a very simple format: 4 x 4 sorts of things that inspire you (people, places, books, words etc).  You can find out more here with my contribution and introduction to the project.   The deadline is midnight (your time) this Friday, 28th March.  Don't forget to let me know if you take part!

Guest Post

I wrote a guest post last week for Brad Shorr at Word Sell.  It was inspired by his ultimate word nerd challenge, and my piece in turn inspired him to start a new series of cartoons called Foozle and Fribble (!)

My piece is A Plain English Guide To Writing With Difficult Words.

Writing Tournament

Confident Writing has been included in a writing tournament being run at The Writer's Resource Center. I don't have to do anything extra (I think!) , but competitors are being assessed in terms of archives, design, usability and navigation, purpose, personality and 5 most recent posts so it's a good way of keeping us all on our toes.  I'm up against The Renegade Writer in the first round.

Weekly Edition Of Confident Writing From Feedblitz

You can now get a weekly summary (the headlines and links) of what I've been writing here.  It comes by e-mail direct to your inbox.  If this sounds like the delivery option for you, sign up here.

Authority Blogging and SobCon08

Don't forget, if you want a chance to win your ticket to SobCon08 you need to write your piece on why you're the next authority blogger by March 31st.

Hope this round up is useful for those of you who are busy, busy, busy...

Joanna Young, The Confident Writing Coach
Because our words count

PS Sorry there's no audio post this week - I'm totally blocked on the podcasting front and thinking through where to go with it.


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Joanna, thanks again for doing your guest post and elevating the quality of my blog. (I do love the Foozle and Fribble characters and hope they catch on!) Please keep your inspiring posts coming. Reading them is one of the highlights of my day because you get me fired up to write.

Eek! (Picture of chicken running around with its head cut off) I sure hope to make your project this round, Joanna! (Now, where did I put my, er, head?)

Hi guys, how nice to have you both here at once. Now if we could just replicate this in a cafe somewhere in Chicago...

Brad, thanks for your kind words. I really enjoyed writing that post - it made me laugh as I was doing it, and that's a great state to write from

Robert - what an inspiring image :-) I know you're busy, so don't worry if you don't get time. Something else up my sleeve for next month that you might be able to help me with.


Ooh, I can't wait to read everyone's 4x4 posts! I had such fun doing mine :-)
Oh, and if you want to talk over the direction of your podcasting, you have my number.

There are some treasures there Amy and I'm sure you'll enjoy them. I'm looking forward to sharing yours with other people too :-)

Thanks for the offer of help on the podcasting. I'll be in touch!


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