Thursday, October 22, 2009

Find Your Muse - Wine Blogging Wednesday #63

Words are taken for granted in this world of instant information. No longer can we laugh out loud or properly use letters like R and U. The evolution of human interaction is being condensed into one hundred and forty characters and considered equivalent to a yellow canary named by the Warner Brothers.

When writing a wine blog there are hundreds of ways to proceed. Wine Blogging Wednesday, founded by Lenn of LENNDEVOURS, creates a focal point once a month for wine blog writing. My thanks go to Lenn for inviting me to host this month's edition.

For the next Wine Blogger Wednesday, I present a simple challenge with the following guidelines:
  • Choose a wine they you know well and have enjoyed many times, but perhaps have not had the time or the motivation to write about OR a wine you have seen in your wine shop that you have been meaning to try.
  • Time how long you enjoy the wine. Round numbers are more than acceptable but exact numbers get extra points.
  • Take twice that amount of time to write your blog post. Use the time to find out something you might not have known about the wine and to edit your writing. A wise man once told me that there is no good writing, only good rewriting.
  • NO SAMPLES! Too often the wines written about are out of convenience rather than genuine interest. Make this one of the wines that you decided to purchase.
  • Last but not least, give your writing some flare. Use a style that will challenge you. Be creative and enjoy writing for the sake of the words. Be picky about which words you use. Think about the rhythm and the rhyme. Poetic phrase will be rewarded.

My coach always told me that the simplest tasks can sometimes be the most difficult. There is a lot of room to maneuver in this challenge, but do not make the mistake of waiting until the last week to begin writing. You may find yourself running out of time.

The deadline: November 18

Send your submission by e-mail to me.

Happy writing!

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