Saturday, 5 January 2013

Resolutions for 2013: Writing, Reading & Continuing Education

Some of my resolutions for 2013, in conversation with myself.

Writing Resolutions:

1. Post at least once a week. Don't ever abandon the blog again.
2. Start reviewing books on Goodreads instead of just reading and forgetting about them. Get into the character's skin and the author's mind.
3. Give some thought to converting this blog into a website.
4. Send articles to publications every month and build a writing portfolio. Rewrite and edit the unfinished write-ups from last year.
5. Have a tryst with Fiction. Eradicate the mental block that you're no good at it. You did it before, you can do it again.
5. Make a wholehearted attempt at writing a screenplay.
6. Continue recording dreams. Skim through past records for potential material.
7. Add to the vocabulary arsenal and draw from it.
8. Get in touch with like-minded bloggers and writers; read and comment on their work.
9. If the words start flowing, put them on paper/Notes app/Kleenex/currency notes/what have you IMMEDIATELY.

Reading Resolutions:

1. Finish reading The Elements of Style; read more on English grammar.
2. Read Stephen King's On Writing again.
3. Dwell in more classic literature, including works by Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Elizabeth Gaskell, Anton Chekhov and, when in dire need of mirth, PG Wodehouse.
4. Read 25-30 books this year.
5. Read and learn about Impressionism from the books you bought in Munich.

Resolutions pertaining to Continuing Education:

1. Finish the Argument course on Coursera, absorb and apply the knowledge gleaned from it.
2. Pursue and complete some more courses on Coursera, at least two from: The Modern and the Post Modern, Gamification, Greek and Roman Mythology, The Modern World: Global History since 1760 and Learn to Program: The Fundamentals.
3. Learn some Arabic.
4. Revise French grammar and vocabulary. Attempt conversations in French. It's all there in the back of your mind.


What are your resolutions for 2013?


  1. Good luck! That's a lot of goals for this year. Makes me feel bad that I gave up making resolutions :P

    1. That's just half the list :P You can make some whenever you want, just call them goals instead of resolutions ;)

    2. I'm still catching up with my Goals from the last year:p... I'm very pleased for my myself for able to achieve one of my goals of losing weight... now the difficult bit is to maintain it... also I've become Veggie and Tea-tot:p

      your goals shouldn't be difficult to achieve for a person of your callibre... I've to visit your blogg more often to be inspired... nice to be back to read your blogg again...

    3. That's the hardest one to attain in my opinion. Well done you! :D I considered going veg for the briefest time, but I could never do it. I love chicken too much :P

      Thank you so much for the encouraging words. Hope you resume blogging sooon.


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