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Why Not? Day 1 Write. Go ahead.


Image Copyright 2017 Joan Y. Edwards

“Why Not? Day 1 Write. Go ahead” by Joan Y. Edwards

Why Not? This series of blog posts is here to encourage you to take the first step towards something you want to do but have been afraid to do it or not sure you’ve got what it takes to do it.

Why Not Write?

Reasons for writing

Writing is exhilarating, hard work, fun, challenging, meaningful, tough, and helpful to yourself and others.

Writing informs, entertains, teaches, instructs, elaborates, describes, challenges, gives meaning to events, assists, persuades, and gives power to emotions.

Writing comes in many forms: notes, lists, letters, cards, newsletters, newspapers, magazines, books, e-books, emails, websites, blogs, and ads.

Books come in many different genres:

Children: Fiction and Non-Fiction: board books, picture books, easy readers, chapter books, middle grade, and young adult novels.

Adult: Fiction: short stories, novellas, and novels

Non-Fiction – Biographies, Memoirs, Research from specific areas, for instance, cookbooks, how to fix your car, how to repair things around the house, how to write a book, etc.

Children and Adults: Skits, Stage Plays and Screenplays (Movies and Television)

Thank you for reading my blog.

Happy New Year! Enjoy living. Fill each day with something fun for you! You are important to our world. If you don’t write or want to write, that’s okay. Replace write with what you want to do and do it. You have the power. You have what it takes. Just do it.

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8 Responses

  1. Thank you for the encouragement, Joan. Actually, I’ve hit a bit of a brick wall in my writing at the moment. I have a bad case of trumpitis.

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    • Dear Dr. Bob Rich,
      Thank you for writing. I’m glad my words encouraged you. Believe in you! You can do it, regardless of what inflammation (-itis) you have. The world needs to read what you have to say! Write on.

      Never Give Up

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  2. Thanks for your motivational post about writing or other goal of choice. Seems more are coming since this is labeled Day #1. You are on a roll!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Dear Linda,
      Thanks for writing. You’re welcome for my motivational post about writing or other choice of goal. It’s day one of a series of “Why Not” posts. I hope a little helps you.

      Never Give Up

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Hi Joan and Happy Cheers 2017! Your first message for this year was a pleasant reminder for me to return to my writing. Already have revised a short piece; and I’m working on an article for the Journal News. But what I really want to accomplish is to complete some of my more serious and personal writing. Your encouragement is invaluable!

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    • Dear Joan Reid,
      I’m glad my post encourages you to return to complete some of your more serious and personal writing. You can do it. The world needs to read your stories! Go for it.

      Never Give Up
      Take that difficult step
      You have what it takes


  4. Your post was a great way to start the New Year!


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    • Dear Sandra,
      Aww. You said the nicest things. Thanks for writing.

      Never Give Up


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