For Writers & Creatives Category

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 […]

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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 energy But 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 […]

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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?

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4.21.21 Journal Prompt

What was the last small bit of joy you found while writing?

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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What old and outdated beliefs about your writing need to be eliminated?

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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?

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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?

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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 […]

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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.

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