Wild Authentic Writing: a winner every time

It’s beginning to feel a bit like Christmas. Not “just”  because I actually got a tree this year or that it is decorated with wee ornaments and a golden ribbon for a tree topper or the two mystery gifts already underneath it that will drive Bronte nuts for the next few weeks.

The spirit of the season fills my creative heart as I look at the array of writing that adorns this site. Talk about a horn off plenty.

Writing for me is always therapeutic while it is also clearly my primary vehicle for creative self-expression. I enjoy crafting marketing copy as much as I do blogging which in fact supports  the development of personal branding and messaging. Our values will work their way into all of our writing if we practice writing authentically.

And, I’ll be the first to challenge myself where writing is concerned. The very practice of writing with regularity and intention will over time make you a writer more at ease with your message and professional storytelling.

We have a fine gathering of celebration and acknowledgment awaiting us Tuesday, December 6th occurs with light snacks being organized and the opportunity to read your favorite 300-500 words. I’m hoping every attendee comes prepared to share!

I’m tempted to go back through all the posts for the exact word count BUT I thought about how long that might take me tomorrow SO I am hoping that if you care to know your word count and share that with us you’ll take that on for yourself and your posts.

It is safe to say we penned over 50,000 words collectively for if all we all did was 100 words for each of the 241 posts in November there would be 24,100 alone. And what about all the writing done but not posted here?

Special acknowledgments await all who attend Tuesday who actively played in November. Please, please, please acknowledge yourself for what you took on, what you accomplished and set the benchmark from there if you intend to continue with December and beyond.

What is December about at its simplest? Stretching yourself, focusing and refining your writing and continuing to have fun as you share who you are. Confidence and competency can be cultivated. Ritual and writing belong together and regularity can boost your online presence even if you are writing about non-work themes. :


“Tuesday with Deborah” as a body of work impresses me and I am humbled and honored there was a desire to continue the Writing Challenge into December.

December 6th needs you there, reading your favorite post (or pick one under pressure!). Please attend if you can  and thank you to those able to RSVP in advance!


Who would have thought that after nearly two years this weekly gathering would be going stronger than ever and birthing creative talent that comes from authentic support and community? I couldn’t have planned this state of being if I had even tried!

I applaud all who have ventured here to share and those as well who wrote and wrote and wrote….What you say matters, if you say so!

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About Deborah Drake - Authentic Writing Provokes

Deborah Drake is on a Creative Writing Mission (be you writing for business or otherwise) : To get you to love doing your own writing and express yourself confidently and with authenticity and whole heart. Writing in this age of "the world being your oyster," what will it take for you to chase out "for good" the disbelief that you can't write as yourself and for yourself and attract GREAT readers and clients? Consider this writing coach like an assignment a la Peace Corps...she will teach you how to not only plant that garden and harvest the yield, but craft your own recipes in a cookbook you can then self-publish and market boldly with enthusiasm that lights up a room. Writing is good for the soul, good for business and therapeutic and to be able to authentically self-express who we are, what we do and what we care about in this age is PARAMOUNT. Can you?

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