State Your Opinion With the September BlogHer Writing Lab

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So what is the BlogHer Writing Lab theme this month?

OPINION

Opinions: We all have them, whether we share them with others or keep them to ourselves. This month is about telling us what you believe. What do you know to be unequivocally true? Whose opinion do you trust? Do you ever change your mind?

But more importantly, we're going to end the month with an op-ed project. For a single week, you're going to put together an op-ed article, tackling it in small chunks. If you ever wanted to create a polished piece you could submit to the newspaper or post on your blog, jump in and get ready to learn how to structure an op-ed so it gets the reader's attention.

It's back to school for kids, but it's also (possibly) back to school for you in the form of trying your hand at opinion pieces. The goal is to have something in publishable form by the end of the month.

So what are you waiting for? Join the BlogHer Writing Lab for the month of September and explore your opinions.

The September BlogHer Writing Lab theme -- OPINION -- runs from September 1 until September 30. You can blog daily for a month, blog daily for a week, blog on random days throughout the month -- it's really up to you. There is no blogroll you need to join: just enter and exit the project based on your needs.

You can still get fancy and cross-post your blog posts onto the BlogHer site. If you need daily inspiration, bookmark the prompts page for September, which already has all the prompts for the month posted so you can plan ahead. Join the Facebook group to get more daily prompts thrown your way as life unfolds.

The BlogHer Writing Lab is what you make of it. At its core, it's about getting you writing. It's about helping you get your words ready once you've taken the time to write. And it's about helping you grow your space and take next steps.

So join the September BlogHer Writing Lab and get ready to tell us your opinion.

Melissa writes Stirrup Queens and Lost and Found. Her novel about blogging is Life from Scratch.

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