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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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4.9 Journal Prompt

Where was the last place you wrote that truly inspired you?

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Time to Write: The Stories We Tell

What’s your story? When uttered by an adult, that phrase usually struck fear into the heart of young Beth, suggesting I’d made a wrong choice, a bad decision, or run my big mouth when I shouldn’t have. In fact, an iteration of that question asked by my 5th grade teacher in a moment of haste […]

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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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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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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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