Those of you who were reading Confident Writing this time last year might recall that I ran a group writing project in December called Simply the Best. It was based on reviewing then selecting your best post of the year gone by, and explaining why you thought it was simply the best.
It was a popular project and I thought I’d run another version along similar lines to wrap up 2009.
This time I’m going to stick with the theme of essential writing and ask you to pick your Essential Lines from 2009.
Here’s how to take part:
1. Select your essential post
Sift through what you published in 2009 to select the post you’d call ‘essential’.
You can define that in different ways, for example:
- A post that matters: that mattered to you then, that mattered to your readers, that still matters to you now
- A post that captures what your blog’s all about
- A post that reflects what 2009 has been about, for you or for others
- A post that models essential writing
2. Write a post to highlight your choice
Include an explanation as to why you chose it.
What makes it essential in your eyes?
3. Bonus extra: include some knock ‘em dead lines
Some pieces of writing seem essential to us because they contain a few words or phrases, some lines or a paragraph that seem to have a power punch.
Some words that really seem to get to the heart of what you want to say.
If the post you’ve chosen has some of those lines, make sure you include them so I can show the best ones off in the round up post.
4. Let me know
- Include a link to this post (it’s a way of helping to spread the word and encourage others)
- Leave a comment on this post to make doubly-sure I find your entry
- Submit your entry by 27 December 2009
5. Wait for the round up post
I’ll publish the completed list of essential lines from 2009 just before the end of the year.
Watch this space for some of the best writing in the blogosphere!
Any questions, or anything you’re not clear about… just ask.