Dear Writers, I have been thinking about New Year’s resolutions and the setting of intentions and life goals. In my case I have been meditating on my life’s purpose, writer's intent and writing goals. I started my year as I always do my ritual being to say goodbye to the previous year and to welcome… Continue reading What WILL you complete in 2017? #WFW2017 #amwriting #finishit
"But being a motherfucker, it’s a way of life, really… It’s about having strength rather than fragility, resilience, and faith, and nerve, and really leaning hard into work rather than worry and anxiety. […] I think there are a lot of writers who can’t write, or they think they can’t write… I understand… Continue reading Day 21: The Nerve to Write!
Yesterday we spent time exploring and writing about universal/emotional truths. (Please check your email for link to recording). This week our prompts will be centered on setting, building plot and scene development. As writers, we have a plan for our characters, a place we think they will go, a place we want them to go,… Continue reading Day 15 ~ WFW Morning Session ~ #plotdevelopment
RISE and SHINE beloved writers! Forgive me for missing our call this morning. No excuse! My alarm was on mute aka non existent. I will make it up to all of you in class tomorrow… extra prompts for everyone. I have recorded our morning session and it is available for playback. You should have received… Continue reading Day 13 ~ WFW Morning Session
Good morning writers, This morning we are continuing to add to our characters and their storyline. Not every story has a perfectly packaged ending. Not every book is a happily ever after story. In the novel I am working on I write about loss and horrendous experiences. Today we are really honing in what is… Continue reading Day 9 ~ WFW Morning Session #greatfiction
Good morning writers, Great stories… the most memorable stories… have characters we deeply care about. Each day this week I will be giving you writing prompts designed to assist you with developing your characters. We as individuals grow through learned experiences, so do our characters. We must put them in many uncomfortable and honest situations… Continue reading Day 8 ~ WFW Morning Session
Good morning writers! During yesterday's call we ended our writing session by checking in. Each writer shared how writing together every morning served them. Some shared the challenges with waking up during the first few days, staring at blank pages, uncertain about where to go. Others shared how incredible they felt at the end of… Continue reading Day 6 & 7 ~ WFW Morning Sessions
"I'm always trying to write about the most important things that people do. The places in their lives where they feel the greatest stress, the places where they feel the greatest passion and how they deal with those things and how they survive them and make their lives go on. Being in love with somebody… Continue reading What makes life worthwhile?
Writers, we have been chosen to not only bare witness, but to document and share the stories that haunt us. We are called to speak from the perspective and voices of different characters while honoring and questioning certain truths. Writers, we are a special bunch. Join us tomorrow for a special afternoon of creating art… Continue reading Chosen to bare witness…
Dear Agent; So it has been too many days since I have come to the page. I have hidden. I have procrastinated. I have run. I have been embarrassed to face you because honestly, I haven’t known what to say to you. They say, “just show up!” JUST SHOW UP and the creativity will just… Continue reading Day 203: You told me to show up!!! Where you at? #dearagent