Writing For Your Life” Post-Labor Day 2020 Mini-Newsletter
So where has the “Writing For Your Life” Sunday newsletter been the past few weeks?
I hope you have all been well during this period. To my mind, being so close to a polarizing presidential election — while in the midst of a pandemic — has granted writers a unique opportunity to reflect on current events while writing to make a difference.
For myself, my output tends to increase during these intense periods in our history. I consider myself an honest, emboldened writer. Nothing is off-limits, which is a closely-held philosophy that has helped me immensely in my own writing career.
For the last few weeks, my Medium posts were pulled and banned from Facebook for spamming. I understand numerous others of you have had the same issue, for the same reason.
See here for some strategies as to how to fight both the blocking of your posts, and the perception of blogspam:
When Self-Promotion Becomes Social Media Spam: shorturl.at/mDFJM
I hope that helps.
As I did not publish our newsletter in recent weeks (we’ll be back to a regular schedule as of this coming Sunday), I did not solicit articles for either the new issue, or the “Writing For Your Life” publication. However, I would like to call attention to our publication, which nonetheless includes a number of new articles you may not have seen.
“Writing For Your Life” Publication: shorturl.at/epyUV
To four recent stories that have caused a good deal of interaction in our pub, see here:
- Why Isaac Asimov Was Wrong About The Bible: shorturl.at/nvDR6
Carl T. Rogers, MFA | Storylosopher ✍️ submitted the above to our “Writing For Your Life” publication, in response to another I had posted earlier that I had written:
2. Was Dr. Asimov Right? Is the Bible the Most Potent Force For Atheism Ever Conceived? shorturl.at/epyUV
I wrote my article from a literary standpoint, in a sense agreeing with Dr. Asimov and not subscribing to a particular religion. Carl’s counterpart story is thought-provoking and very well-done. I highly recommend it.
Earlier today I had posted an article I believe is particularly relevant:
3. Why You Must Say “No” to Becoming a Passive Writer Who Lies to Readers: shorturl.at/oGLNP
“Why You Must Say ‘No’ to Becoming a Passive Writer Who Lies to Readers” is a comprehensive piece that also includes links to hundreds of my articles. I did this based on my thesis that honest writing, from the heart regardless of perspective, is the most impactful writing of all.
4. Finally, Lj Ryan submitted the following, which continues her series of thoughtful stories about the writing process:
Are Your Novel’s Characters Interesting and Believable? shorturl.at/aizAG
As ever, I heartily encourage submissions to both our “Writing For Your Life” newsletter and publication, which I will share with all our subscribers every Sunday AM.
Submissions are always open, and I’m happy to hear from everyone. We do not have to agree on anything; that’s half the value of the writing experience.
The other, again, is making a difference. By writing and talking openly, perhaps we will be able to bridge gaps and work together for the common good.
Thank you for reading.