Laurie Halse Anderson - bestselling, award-winning author of Speak, Catalyst, Chains, Forge, and many others - has launched her 5th Annual Write 15 Minutes a Day Challenge for the month of August.
For each of us, life sometimes gets in the way of our writing, but this challenge is a great way to get back into it without feeling overwhelmed. 15 minutes is VERY doable! And not only that, it will often lead to more time spent writing. I know that I have trouble stopping once I start and this challenge gives me the jumpstart that I need.
For more details and to participate in the challenge, go to Anderson's blog at Mad Woman in the Forest Blog.
On a side note, Anderson is also a supporter of the NaNoWriMo project that occurs in November. As an educator, I was thrilled to discover that the project also offers a Young Writers Program for classrooms. I've already forwarded this information on to my principal in my excitement to get my future 7th graders writing a novel this year. If you, too, are interested in learning more, go to NaNoWriMo and the Young Writers Program.
Now, get writing!