Day 19 ~ 32 Day Writing Challenge

It is that time again... Write the FCKING Story Challenge begins in FOUR days. Last year was the first annual WTFS Challenge and it was amazing. This year we are doing it again. https://youtu.be/PVFmfR6yOmY At the end of every year I feel frantic, neurotic, and obsessed with completing something on my extremely long writer’s goals… Continue reading Day 19 ~ 32 Day Writing Challenge

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Day 18 ~ Everybody’s Winning

Some of us are worried that everyone is winning except us. Why are we comparing ourselves to others? Why are some of us obsessed with talking about what others are achieving and going after? Why are we holding ourselves to standards that are not realistic for us? "EVERYBODY IS WINNING!" we say. EVERYBODY IS DOING, I… Continue reading Day 18 ~ Everybody’s Winning

Day 17 ~ What a Writer Needs

Writing has changed me. I used to love noise and loved being around people. These days I have other needs. What to when you are desperate for some quiet? Writer's have needs. What we mostly need is quiet and space. https://youtu.be/dSaVla5X1fw Visit website/join mailing list: http://www.aliciaanabelsantos.com/ IHEART RADIO: http://www.iheart.com/podcast/the-afrol…podcast-29260164/ Podcast available FREE on ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-afrolatina-show-podcast/id1243885137?mt=2… Continue reading Day 17 ~ What a Writer Needs

Day 15 ~ Sometimes There Are No Words

On having lazy days, feeling uninspired, and not wanting to write. What we can do on days like these... https://youtu.be/j98kAea9gRA   Visit website/join mailing list: http://www.aliciaanabelsantos.com/   IHEART RADIO: http://www.iheart.com/podcast/the-afrol…podcast-29260164/ Podcast available FREE on ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-afrolatina-show-podcast/id1243885137?mt=2   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7au33Joe4jPCcpvF3T8UaX Subscribe to my youtube Afrolatina Show Diary: http://www.youtube.com/DiosaDominicana71 Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/alicia-anabel-santos IG: @alicialasantera @afrolatinadiary Twitter and Tumblr… Continue reading Day 15 ~ Sometimes There Are No Words

Day 14 ~ Writing for the Audience of ONE

What keeps us from writing is, lo que diran!!! There is something that happens when we pay more attention to the outer/inner critic. Who are we bringing into our writing space before we even begin? What was that moment you first picked up the pen? What brought you to the page? Who do you write… Continue reading Day 14 ~ Writing for the Audience of ONE

Day 13 ~ Impostor Syndrome

Today I talk about how real "impostor syndrome" is for the writer! I share a moment where I questioned my ability as a writer, whether or not I had a story worth telling! How dare you want to write? What qualifies you to tell this story??? How do we shatter this impostor syndrome? https://youtu.be/i2hLHCB50RY  … Continue reading Day 13 ~ Impostor Syndrome

Day 12 ~ Pomodoros and the Writing Process

Today I am reminded of a time where I felt free and wasn't jaded as a writer. Working with young people reminds me why it is so important not to give up on my dreams. Today I am sharing my love for "Pomodoros" which is a time management technique. The pomodoro has helped me to… Continue reading Day 12 ~ Pomodoros and the Writing Process

Day 11 ~ Setting Writing Goals

Today I share my thoughts on the difference between WRITING GOALS and WRITER'S GOALS! Focusing on the end result of writing, the finished product, whether it will be received well... worrying about whether or not it is any good are all things that mess with the writing process. I can admit there have been moments… Continue reading Day 11 ~ Setting Writing Goals

Day 10 ~ Clearing The Way for Writing

When will we get out of our own way? How can we be more intentional about creating the time and space to do more of what we love? How will you prepare for the week? What do you intend to create this week? What clearing rituals can you practice to get to the page? #thewriterandthestory… Continue reading Day 10 ~ Clearing The Way for Writing