When someone tells me “no,” it doesn’t mean I can’t do it; it simply means I can’t do it with them.

Karen E. Quinones Miller
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Writing Prompt: Points of View at the Zoo

Happy Writing Wednesday, friends! Time for a fun writing prompt to get your creative juices flowing. Choose the zoo animal you find most interesting, give the animal a name, and write from the animal’s point of view. Otters are my favorite, so here’s a pair of cute otters begging for a story.

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Ready? Go!

P.S. Keep your eyes open tomorrow for a video blog post on finding your voice!

Obstacles are Opportunities in Disguise

As writers, we come across many obstacles in our journeys. For me, it’s getting a finished draft into a draft ready for publication. Revising our work again and again is such an important process, but it’s also draining, and it takes a lot of strength to persevere.

But what if we start looking at the obstacles in the path to writing success as opportunities? Maybe we’re not where we want to be yet, but we’re so much further along than we were. Let’s try together to visualize what it’s like to be at the point of success, looking back to where we are now. Visualize the current obstacles as opportunities instead, and someday that position of success will be real.

How can you view your current obstacles as opportunities today? What daily step can you take toward your goal as a writer?

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.

Henry David Thoreau