In the past I’ve enjoyed doing a series of posts on one topic—first drafts, second drafts, poetry, etc. Now I’m starting a new series: Writing In Nature (WIN for short).
But instead of blogging just once a week, I want to try a new approach. I’m going to blog every weekday, if possible, or as close to that as I can manage. They’ll be shorter posts, understandably, with two main points in each post.
1. Writing Tip: This will be an idea for how you can write in or about nature.
2. Kid Tip: This is advice for introducing your kid(s) to nature. If you don’t have children of your own, bring a niece or nephew or neighbor or whoever you want. Some of the motivations will hopefully work on adults, too.
Why the drastic change in my blogging, you ask? I’m really passionate about nature right now, and I want to share it with all of you! Since reading LAST CHILD IN THE WOODS by Richard Louv, I truly believe that time in nature is the best gift we can give to our children, and to ourselves as writers. Want to improve your five senses and make your writing come alive? Then WIN is what you need.
LAST CHILD will be the book club selection for December. Yes, I know it’s a departure from our usual fiction, but I think it’s a book that every person should read, no matter your age or status in life.
Tomorrow I’ll officially start blogging about WIN. Anyone have questions or concerns about how this will work? If so, let me know!