Join the 10 Pages a Day of Reading Writing Crafts Books Challenge

I’ve been inspired so far this year to read 10 pages a day of self-improvement books as defined by Jeff Olson in The Slight Edge. But the more I read these books, the more I crave reading writing craft books instead. Today I received the newsletter of The Practicing Poet editor Diane Lockward and watched her promotional video. I bought the book for my Kindle and thought perhaps you, like me, want to plunge into a challenge of reading 10 pages a day of writing craft books. We can use Comments to share what we’re reading and learning.

Anyone care to join me on this road to improved writing for 2019?

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
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6 Responses to Join the 10 Pages a Day of Reading Writing Crafts Books Challenge

  1. PJ Taub says:

    Hi Barbara; With the new year bring new commitments to writing and learning. I have been taking a training and think it is important to read how to write books. I’m in.

    • Thanks, Penny. What book will you read first?

      • PJ Taub says:

        I am reading the Writer’s Guide to Crafting Stories for Childrens while taking a course in picture books with the Children’s Book Academy. Always an excellent idea to keep on learning. What do you think about the Highlights course for Jewish Writers?

      • Thanks, Penny.
        I believe the Highlights Jewish Writers Symposium now has a waiting list. I wouldn’t say it’s a course. I don’t believe there will be any generative writing. The agenda should be posted on the Highlights Foundation workshop.

  2. I really need to do more with the craft books I have. I think 10 pages a day is a worthy goal, but I’m not sure I can commit to that right now. Good luck with doing it. I’m working on a picture book right now and am going to try to get through Ann Paul Whitmore’s Writing Picture Books.

    • Rosi,
      Join in anyway. If you can’t do ten, then you can’t. But you’re working with a craft book now and you can share how it’s working for you. I’m reading The Practicing Poet, which includes prompts and sample poems from the prompts. I want to write a poem a day.

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