Friday, January 6, 2012

12 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer (and Blogger) - Introducing the Mynx Writes Weekend Workshop

Writing and blogging is an addiction.

Admit it - if you write or blog - you are addicted to it.  It's your drug of choice, and you'd probably give up breathing before you put away your pen and paper or your laptop and bid adieu to the Internet forever.

This is also the only addiction (that I know of), that you should want to become better at.

With that in mind, every Friday for the year of 2012 I'm bringing you the Mynx Writes Weekend Workshop.  Consider it your own personal 12 Step Program for the weekend.

Starting next Friday, with each Weekend Workshop I will tackle a different subject related to your addiction, including:

  • 12 steps to overcoming writer's block
  • 12 steps to putting off procrastination 
  • 12 steps for brainstorming
  • 12 steps for fostering your creativity
  • 12 steps for creating believable characters
  • 12 steps for building a better blog
  • 12 steps for social networking for writers and bloggers
  • 12 steps for world building
  • Becoming a Grammar Nazi in 12 easy steps

-- and many more, for a total of 51 weekends to make you better at your writing and blogging addiction.

All you have to do to take part in the Mynx Writes Weekend Workshop is show up to my blog ready to participate, learn, and make your addiction something to be proud of.

My name is Marie, and I'm addicted to writing and blogging.  I want to get better at.

Do you?


  1. Look forward to seeing what you come up with ;-)

  2. I'm addicted to writing and blogging too, and I too, want to get better at it! I will be reading your posts on the topics!

  3. I'm looking forward to your posts. I'm addicted to writing and the Rubik's Cube ;-)

  4. I love the new look, Marie and signed up as an email subscriber as well as a google googly-eyed writer freak! I like what you're saying in this post too, and can't wait to read about all the different 12-Step programs (what are we recovering from this week? LOL)!

  5. I'm in a constant state of recovering from some things - like procrastination. LOL. I'm glad I've got so much interest here. This project is really going to help me, as well, and I'm looking forward to putting it together for everyone, as well as putting some of my new skills a a Library Technician to good use. Yes, my education is finally going to start coming in handy!

  6. So many addictions, so little time. I'm totally in.
    Rock on!

  7. I am looking forward to this! I am so guilty of procrastination and can really use the grammar Nazi help!I'm addicted to anything that's not reality. Fantasy, paranormal, ethereal, sci-fi, romance and a whole lot more. I write a lot, but have several projects that are not yet finished. I also don't blog as much as I'd like to usually due to time constraints. Looking forward to learning something new!

  8. I cant wait to be 12 times more addicted!

  9. This is a great idea. Really looking forward to it! Layout looks terrific!