I have started no fewer than 6 blog posts in the last 7 days to reintroduce myself to longer writing after this daily poetry stint (it's not over, I just feel called to write differently) and I am struggling. Mightily, I might add. I can't put my finger on why it's so difficult, but I'm …
Category: For Writers & Creatives
Giving Yourself Permission
On a whim and in a moment that seemed a good idea, a few weeks ago I started recording my writing time in little time-lapse chunks (90 minutes comes out to about :30 seconds, without editing) and posting it to my Instagram. At the end of the insanity that was last year's school year, not …
On Getting Lost in Creativity
All day long, I put off working on my writing project. I know I needed to sit and get down thoughts, but couldn’t find the energyBut only after putting on my pjs last night did I feel like sitting and writing. I’m glad I did—that’s the thing about creativity—you are always glad you did it …
4.22.21 Journal Prompt
How do you know what writing vein to pursue when you sit each day? Is it intuitive, routine, set up the day before?
4.21.21 Journal Prompt
What was the last small bit of joy you found while writing?
Keep Thinking: More Reader/Writer Inventory Questions
How are you doing on the reader/writer inventory from Friday? Have you had any insight, realities, or discoveries to help propel you forward? Over at The Writing Cooperative, a Medium site, there's a terrific article by Steven Ma you might find helpful when delving into your process and progress: 10 Reflection Questions for Writers. Which …
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4.19.21 Journal Prompt
What old and outdated beliefs about your writing need to be eliminated?
4.18.21 Journal Prompt
Would you rather have a full, uninterrupted weekend to write, or an uninterrupted hour or two each day, at your most creative time, to write? Why?
4.17.21 Journal Prompt
Are you an everyday writer, a weekday writer, a weekend writer, or a whenever-I'm-in-the-mood writer? Have you ever been another type? What are the benefits and drawbacks of each, in your experience? Would you consider changing?
Time to Write: A Reader/Writer’s Inventory
This year has been an extraordinarily unique 15 months in the life of a public school teacher. Fifteen months sounds short; a year and 3 months has a more succinct ring--but however you'd choose to phrase it, every moment of that time has been spent on a slippery slope redefining what's important, necessary, and relevant …
4.16.21 Journal Prompt
In honor of Friday, take a moment and reflect on your writing this week: your process, output (or not!), submissions (or not!), publications, ideas, general impressions.
4.15.21 Journal Prompt
On the opposite side of yesterday's prompt, How do you "make space" for yourself during your writing process, meaning how do you leave the world around you behind so that you can immerse yourself in words? A ritual, an actual, physical space, a scheduled time on the calendar each day? Today's prompt wants to know …
4.14.21 Journal Prompt
How do you "make space" for yourself during your writing process, meaning how do you leave the world around you behind so that you can immerse yourself in words? A ritual, an actual, physical space, a scheduled time on the calendar each day? Today's journal prompt for writers: How do you "make space" for yourself …
4.13.21 Journal Prompt
How much space do you need to give or allow yourself when writing about personal events? Does this vary by topic, content, type of event? How?
4.12.21 Journal Prompt
How does the idea of giving or allowing space apply to your writing process?