Monthly Archives: March 2021

3.31 Journaling Prompt

What writing ‘season’ is next for you, at the culmination of this ‘season’? How will you know it will be time to move forward? What characteristics will guide your movement? (For more clarity, see posts from 3.30, 3.29, and 3.28.)

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Pandemic Poem #34

*originally written 7.2.20 Darby Dan training loop and Greenway trail, 5.52 Sometimes we learn things we have believed for decades to be untrue. Like the wiry, dry flowers lining highways in July are chicory, not cornflowers. (They are both blue) Or that friendships can grow and change and evolve through conflict into something new.

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3.30 Journaling Prompt

What writing ‘season’ did you just come from/out of? How do you know? What were the defining characteristics of this ‘season’? (Look back to the 3.29 and 3.28 prompt for more clarity, if needed.)

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What to Do When Words Don’t Come

Being in that place where it’s time to put words down on the page but they refuse to show up can feel incredibly isolating, but it needn’t be. Since the days of papyrus and charcoal (or whatever ancient writing implements were used!), feeling blocked in getting our ideas from the abstract to the concrete faces […]

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3.29 Journaling Prompt

What “season” is your writing in currently? How do you know? (See yesterday’s prompt for more clarity, if needed.)

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Dear Reader 3.28.21

Dear Reader, Today’s note is coming to you a little earlier than usual, if you even notice. My usual Sunday morning routine of spending the morning in my local, tiny, coffee shop is being preempted by teaching this morning, and a full afternoon of errands, lesson planning, meditation class homework, and working on an essay […]

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3.28 Journaling Prompt

How does your writing change with the external seasons?

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3.27 Journaling Prompt

If you could name a singular emotion you feel about your writing process in this moment, what would it be? Explore this word.

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Time to Write: Getting Words to the Page

Now that we have all this space and paper, what on earth do we begin to write about? This may be the easy part for you–you may have been wanting to write for quite some time, but lacked the impetus. Stories of your grandkids, poems about your travels, a blog about breakfast cereals. Perhaps the […]

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3.26 Journaling Prompt

Do you have a writing dream you do not pursue or have repressed because of a past experience, comment, or self-limiting belief?

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