The second last month of the year, strange how that went by quickly (or not so strange?). The November Linkup is in motion, and as always, I’m excited to read what you have to share! November can be quite a reflective time, being the dusk of the year, and dawn of the holiday season. Do you have any reflections to share not only for November, but also for this horrifying year of the pandemic? Come share and be heard through the five writing prompts below. And let’s support each other through reading and commenting on their blog entries, too. Happy writing, and here are some November quotes to warm your heart as the weather gets colder.
“It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.” – Sarah Addison Allen
“The wind that makes music in November corn is in a hurry. The stalks hum, the loose husks whisk skyward in half-playing swirls, and the wind hurries on… A tree tries to argue, bare limbs waving, but there is no detaining the wind.” – Aldo Leopold
“November at its best—with a sort of delightful menace in the air.” – Anne Bosworth Greene
“Some of the days in November carry the whole memory of summer as a fire opal carries the color of moon rise.” – Gladys Taber
November 2020 Awareness Dates:
- American Diabetes Month
- Bladder Health Month
- Lung Cancer Awareness Month
- National COPD Awareness Month
- National Epilepsy Awareness Month
- National Family Caregivers Month
- National Healthy Skin Month
- National Home Care & Hospice Month
- Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
- Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
- World Prematurity Awareness Month and World Prematurity Day (17 November)
- Great American Smokeout (19 November)
- International Survivors of Suicide Day (21 November)
- GERD Awareness Week (17 – 23 November)
- World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020 (18 – 24 November)
- National Family Health History Day (26 November – Every year on Thanksgiving)
*Note: This is not a comprehensive list. Let me know if I missed anything out and I’ll add it in!
What It’s All About
It is a monthly get together for anyone with chronic illnesses. An opportunity to share, to listen, and to learn from one another. I also think it’s a great way to provide insight into life with chronic pain, from many different points of view. All you have to do is write a short excerpt for at least three of the listed prompts, and publish it on your blog. Then click on the blue ‘Add Link’ button below to add your blog entry here. Voilà, you’re now part of the party!
A Few Simple Rules:
- Only 1 link per website.
- Do comment on at least 2 other blog posts in this linkup if you participate. Helping to spread the word on your social media is always appreciated, but not required.
- This linkup starts on the 1st of every month. There will be 5 different prompts. It will close at the end of each month before midnight. All timings listed are in Singapore time (+8 GMT).
- Pick at least 3 of the prompts to write about. 5 is best, of course! 😉
- We also ask that you share this main link to at least one of your social media outlets within the same month.
- Failure to follow these rules might get you blacklisted from future linkups. Let’s keep it fair for all 🙂
Prompts for the Month
You could be incorporating new routines to your work or daily life, or incorporating new plans for your blog or social media. You could be incorporating new systems into your workflow, new diet, fitness or wellbeing goals. You could also be incorporating new study, chore or research plans either for yourself, your family or your kids.
Are you experimenting with something new or exciting this November? Perhaps with recipes, software, blogging, writing styles, or anything creative? I believe that anything has creativity in it, when you see the wonder and potential behind it, no matter how ‘dry’ or ‘boring’ it might appear on the surface. You could also be experimenting with a new diet, medical treatments, clinical trials, alternative and complementary therapies, social media and blogging strategies, and more.
Yep, a big word for the year. The constant need to sanitise our hands, our groceries, our homes, work spaces, and just about everything we come into contact with. You could also be sanitising your pets, your medical equipment, or even certain areas of your life.
Are you launching a new blog, business venture, podcast, YouTube channel, or project? I’d love to hear about it if you are! Or you could also be launching new personal or work goals, or plans for the end or upcoming year. Perhaps you’re launching a season of your life, or using a certain situation to act as a launchpad for change.
Yes I know, a ‘writing’ prompt for writing prompts?! :p But I’m curious as to what your writing plans are, if any, for your blog or website. Are you taking it in a different direction, making changes to your style or publishing schedule, or something else? You could also be wondering about ghostwriting, guest posts, writing for other platforms, or even writing a book! Alternatively, it doesn’t have to be writing in the literal sense. You could be writing a cheque, writing off something as essential or non-essential, writing off someone, and more.
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