I sure hope you are coping with the new reality this terrible pandemic has brought to the world. Absolutely no one cannot not be affected (how’s that for a triple negative?). I pray you and your family are safe and well.
I’m now a Fiverr Pro!
Here’s an update: I’m now selling my editing and proofeading services on Fiverr Pro, the higher-end category of the online freelancing platform Fiverr. You can hire me to edit, copy edit, or proofread your book, article, or story. I’m offering a substantial discount to my readers – plus, I’ll eat the commission fee Fiverr will charge you. You can check out my Fiverr gig here.
In addition, if you know anyone who is looking for an editor or proofreader, please share the link with them as well. Thanks!
Your writing schedule
Being on lockdown is a perfect opportunity to continue your daily writing schedule – or even increase the time you spend writing! Most people feel freshest in the morning, but do what works for you.
Need some writing prompts? Click here for my free ebook, “144 Prompts.”
Writing with kids at home
Many of you have kids at home, which sometimes presents an even greater challenge to your writing discipline than either being home alone or working outside the home. Now more than ever, it’s essential to have a daily schedule, both for yourself and for your kids.
If you have very young children, you can set them up on the floor near your computer and give them paper and crayons. That way, they’ll feel like they’re also “writing.”
If you have older kids, how about giving them a writing challenge during your own writing time? Perhaps give them a subject to write about, and when time is up, share with each other what you’ve written.
Or make it into a competition: see who can write the most words in an allotted time. And be sure that everyone gets to share their prose or poetry.
As many school-age children are “going to school” online, you can also take advantage of their school time to write.
Hone your writing skills
I encourage you to use some of your enforced home time to work on the technical aspects of your writing craft. Bulletproof Writing, for example, has over 100 articles on Writing Techniques, Comedy Grammar, and Tips for the Writing Life. Check out articles you haven’t yet read, and review old favorites!
Speaking about series, I have several. Here are links to part 1 of the following series:
Writing Memoir (5 parts)
Self-Editing (5 parts)
Here’s the link again for my free ebook, “144 Prompts.”
And here’s the link to my Fiverr Pro gig.
I’ll be back with the second part of this Lockdown series – Inexpensive Ways to Read Good Books and Other Non-Writing Activities – in my next post. Until then,
Happy writing, and stay healthy and safe!