Last week I dove into my mixed feelings about the daily writing practice–my resentment and guilt when that process doesn’t unleash the creative dragon within. At the root, the daily writing practice idea rests in creators being ready to receive when inspiration strikes. We are supplicants. Writing is, in fact, work. It’s solitary. It’s excruciating. … Continue reading 2/5 Hey Sunday, I see you standing there
I just might Despise the Daily Writing Practice
1/29/23 I just might despise the daily practice mantra. That’s right. I’m saying it. I’m acknowledging it. And I’m giving myself permission: it’s really okay to hate the taste of this ‘medicine.’ What I haven’t decided yet is if it works. Writing Daily Both Julia Cameron and Natalie Goldberg swear by it. Both prescribe to … Continue reading I just might Despise the Daily Writing Practice
It’s Sunday Morning: Have you tested your kid for COVID?
apparently we’re in the age of ‘play at your own risk,’ and I’m supposed to move forward and not worry about any of the rest of you. And that is so weird to me. That we emerged from the most devastating outbreak since the 1920s even more selfish than when we entered.
January Prompts & Commas
Prompt 1: How do you feel about Resolutions? Prompt 2: What's a guilty pleasure for you? For our mini-craft lesson, we discussed the pesky comma. jan-quick-comma-lesson-for-writing-group-Download
Something (Not) New
I make fun of writers who blog about the creative drive. I poke fun of folks who pontificate on and on as if they’ve figured s*** out. Here I am, being an a**hole, writing about the creative drive–but I’m going to be honest and assure you that I have NO IDEA what I’m doing.