Blogger Colleen Newvine is no stranger to Help for Writers. A few months back she did a guest post about marrying the corporate and the creative in your writing life. These days, she’s using the month of November to blog daily about something for which she’s thankful. So far she’s covered topics ranging from laughter to New York City to her personal trainer. And she just launched a contest asking readers, “Who are you thankful for?” She’s offering a prize to the person the winner says they’re most thankful for. Very cool indeed.
I’m stealing a page out of Colleen’s book — er, blog. I want to hear from all you writers on this topic. What are you thankful for? It can be anything — walking with your dog in the park, sipping a hot cup of coffee while you check your email, date nights with your spouse, coupons, etc.
But that’s not all!
When you post your thoughts on being thankful in the comments, you’ll be eligible to win a five-page manuscript critique from Help for Writers.
I’ll leave comments open until midnight on Wednesday, November 17. I’ll announce the winner the following day.
I’m offering this up because one of the things I’m most thankful for are writers who don’t give up on their dreams, and who strive to make their writing better at every turn. Books made a huge difference in my life at a critical juncture, and I’m not sure what I would have done if Wilson Rawls would have let himself believe Where the Red Fern Grows was no good, or if Stephen King had decided to give into his demons and not write IT.
I’m also thankful for you — the people who stop by this site, who leave your feedback, and who don’t let your writing stagnate. Thanks for making Help for Writers such a success, and for making the writing life so completely wonderful.
I can’t wait to hear what you’re thankful for!