Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.

Virginia Woolf

Thank you for visiting 500 Words! This blog has no set topic or theme, so the subject matter will vary from post to post. The point of the blog is to write intentionally rather than to share about a specific topic. As mentioned in my first blog post, the inspiration for this site came from hearing Carl Klaus, professor emeritus at the University of Iowa, speak in Fall of 2019. In sharing about his early career, he explained that writing regularly was an important habit to help build a writing career. Since he preferred to write creative nonfiction, he set a goal for himself to write a 500-word essay every day. Though it took me several months and a time of self-quarantine to finally start writing regularly, at least it is a beginning. I hope other writers can find inspiration from this as well. No matter what your preferred genre, write daily, as often as possible. Make writing a habit.

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