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Step Away for Your Writing: Day 15 of the 2015 October Platform Challenge

Today's task is something new that I haven't done in previous challenges, but I feel like it may be one of the more important skills to learn while doing all the other extracurricular stuff.

Step Away for Your Writing

For today's platform-building task, I want you to step away for your writing. In the comments, just type, "Gone writing," or something to that effect. Then, spend some extra time writing today.

Like the old Nike commercials, just do it. Write (and nothing else platform-related) today!

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Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community, which includes editing Writer’s Market and Poet’s Market. Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.

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Catch up on the first three days of the Platform Challenge here:

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Your Story #115

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Write a short story of 650 words or fewer based on the photo prompt. You can be poignant, funny, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story.

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This week, we’re excited to announce five new WDU courses, a new webinar, and more!