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Monday, December 25, 2006

Resolutions For Writers

Okay, so every year I say I'm going to make resolutions. Making them is cool and I even keep to them through January, but when February 1st rolls around, they might as well blow away on the first breeze that passes through my window. Here are some of those resolutions, which I think we can and should all make. If you have any more, please let us know.

  1. Write Every Day. Even if it's a paragraph, a journal entry, something in my blog, or some story ideas, try to get something down each and every day.
  2. Send More Things Out. I have a ton of short stories sitting on my computer. There's no reason for them to be ignored and gathering cyber dust.
  3. Read More. I need to broaden my library. Not only do I need to read more in my favorite genres, but I should be reading more in other genres as well.
  4. Finish An Unfinished Work. Yes, I have lots of stories sitting here half-finished. It wouldn't take much to sit down and start working on them again.
  5. Make Writing Contacts. It helps a lot if you make connections in the writing field, whether it's to network with other writers in your genre or to make acquaintances with an editor/publisher at the next convention.
  6. Research New Markets. Always try to keep abreast of the markets where my stories might fit, even the new ones.
  7. Update My Website. I put up a nifty site years ago, then never touched it until recently. I need to keep my writing site updated on a regular basis. If you don't have a site, why not?
  8. Attend A Writer's Conference. As of yet, I have never once been to a conference, convention, or workshop. From what I hear, they are excellent places to meet people, gain knowledge into the writing field, and have fun.


  1. My resolution is to be nicer..to everyone. Damn, another resolution which will just end up being broken, I suppose.

  2. Hah, I love that one, Stewart. I think we could all give it a try, but I agree, it won't be happening. Oh well, there's always next year. :-)