Weekly Writing Challenge: Dear ____________________
by Erica on October 28, 2013
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For this week’s writing challenge, channel your inner Abigail Von Buren. Experiment with the question and answer format. Taking inspiration from a question you’ve been asked recently, whether in conversation with a friend or sent in from a reader, don your best counselor hat and share your expertise.
Not up for kickstarting your career as an advice columnist? We’ve got a few more ways to help get you involved with this week’s focus on advice.
- What’s the best, or worst, piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?
- You’re the most important writer in the world, and everyone will be tuning in to your blog to listen to the one bit of knowledge you most want to share. What is it?
- Do you live by the advice you give? Sure, it’s easy to dish out opinions, but are you a pillar of your own beliefs?
I give lessons on Cooking, Crocheting, Sewing and Knitting on a regular basis. I do not feel this is classified as advice. It is simply someone who has worked the problem successfully at a prior time who is able to lend a helping hand to someone who has never walked that mile yet.
Helping a friend who is a new mother and is nursing her first baby my advice is very simple. The baby will let you know when things are not quite right. If things are flowing in a set pattern and routine then life is good. The plumber never puts in new pipes if there is not a problem.
If a problem is not going to make a difference a year from now, perhaps it does not need to be a top priority on the list. A lot of problems have a way of working themselves out on their own without doing anything but praying for the correct way for God’s will to be done. I always to suggest to pray for three days on the same subject before making a decision. This gives a person time to think with a clearer head and thought patterns.
Just thinking before you speak as to how it will have an effect on others will sometimes change the wording that would have otherwise been blurted out.
Remembering others and that they have feelings that can get hurt. To never speak when angry and to bite the tongue if it is going to be a cruel comment will save on an embarasing moment later on.
What questions as my reader would you like to see answered here?
Submit your questions and I will be glad to honestly answer them for you. (Or find a great source for your answer)
TammyeHoney’s Advice column is now open to her readers.
Bring on the questions….
I am ready and waiting..