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Day six of the Writing and Mindfulness Challenge

Advice for writers and bloggers

Thanks for staying with me

You’ve nearly finished a whole week of writing challenges. Allow me to give you a virtual pat on the back if you’ve stuck with me this far. Thank you. And please let me know how you’ve been getting on in the comments. Check in with yourself today during one of your tea breaks and notice whether you are ‘seeing the world with writer’s eyes’ more often.

Want to catch up on this week’s challenges? Go here.

What do I do on day six?

Today is about putting it all together. Take a look at what you’ve written over the week. Does it generate any ideas for a future piece of writing? Could you use the level of detail to help you edit something you’re already writing? Could you arrange the words or phrases you’ve written to create a poem about the so-called ‘sixth sense’ – the atmosphere of a particular place, for example? Play with this idea if you like. Say you’ve written about your front room and you would describe that room as ‘cosy’ – what if you used an opposite word (uncomfortable, strange, hostile) to describe the atmosphere and wrote about that instead?

Want more?

Spend longer looking over the writing you’ve done so far and come up with a finished piece based either on an idea the writing generated, or based on the detailed observation you’ve been doing.

I’ll be back tomorrow with day seven of the Writing and Mindfulness Challenge when you get to plan a treat for yourself.

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