Find something that you wrote a long time ago and rewrite the beginning, giving it a different tone.
Original version (written May 2011)
On Monday evenings I always indulge myself by a visit to one of the local bars. At 45 ive done well, keeping my looks, and body shape. Im often told I could pass for 35 easily.
Huge thanks as ever to the wonderful Alex J Cavanaugh for hosting the group 🙂 I will try to get round as many of you as I can today.
Another month has absolutely flown by, but I don’t mind, I love autumn, when I can wrap up warm and drink endless amounts of hot chocolate. It also signifies the run up to Nanowrimo, and I’m excited this year because (1) I’ll be using Scrivener to write the whole thing and (2) I think I’m really going to enjoy writing this one 🙂
Well, I am soooo excited! Now that I’ve just completed week 2 of the Scriveners course I feel confident enough to actually use it. So I’ve set up a “Blog” project and for the last few days I’ve been compiling posts using it 🙂
You may have noticed I’ve been a bit quiet? I’ve not been on FaceBook, I’m behind in replying to comments, e mails and reading blogs. I guess it was appropriate then, that at the end of a week where I’ve not been feeling too good, I should have a Mini Writing Retreat 🙂
Firstly, I’d like to apologise for being so behind with replying to your lovely comments this week, I’ve not been feeling very well…my arthritis, food poisoning, you know, just the usual lol
Just recently I read One Continuous Mistake by Gail Sher who is a poet, writer, teacher and psychotherapist. She has written over twenty books of poetry, haiku, writing as a practice and a book on bread-making. She is one of just 91 people ordained as a lay disciple of Shunryu Suzuki-roshi, the person credited with bringing Soto Zen Buddhism to the West. I thoroughly enjoyed it!!!!!