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Just Jot It January #23–Self-Publish?

Posted by lindamartinandersen on January 23, 2016

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“A Writer’s Playground”–A place to find wordplay, writing, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart.”

“Just Jot It January #23–Self Publish?” by Linda Martin Andersen

I accepted a challenge for January: Just jot a note and submit.  I can’t participate every remaining day this month, but I will join in when I can.

I decided to create a theme to write about:  I chose “celebrate.”

Today, I Celebrate Choices in Publishing.

I try to remember to “never say never.”  When I first began writing for publication, I didn’t say I would never self publish.  I said I didn’t plan to self publish.  Will I one day?  I don’t know, although I am considering it for some projects.  Presently, I’m taking a series of three CreateSpace workshops at my local public library.  It’s free!  Today concludes the course.  It’s been very beneficial.  The instructor has lots of experience and explains steps clearly, plus the handouts are great.

If you are interested in learning more about publishing or free workshops, check with your local public library.

Writing Prompts:

  1. Who will you share your writing or illustrating with?  Only yourself?  Family?  Submit to magazines? Post on social media?  Submit to contests?  Submit to agents or editors?
  2. When was the first time you saw something you wrote or illustrated on display?  How did it make you feel?
  3. Have you ever created a story or illustration you were very proud of and the teacher did not choose to display it?  How did that make you feel?  How did you handle it?
  4. What are your plans/goals for projects you’re working on at this time?  What other publication choices could you consider?

Visit http://lindaghill.com/2016/01/23/just-jot-it-january-23rd-oddeven-socs/ to read and comment on other participants’ posts.

http://lindaghill.com/2015/12/31/just-jot-it-january-2016-rules/ for details about Just Jot It January.

Thank you for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.”  Come again soon and bring a friend. Please leave a comment.  I’d love to hear what you’re celebrating today.  Remember that children 13 and under need an adult to comment for them.  For more fun, sign up to follow my blog.  Thank you!

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