As I started morning pages, I struggled with "what should I write?" feelings. On my drive I've been listening to Brené Brown and her influence seeped into my writing this morning. I came up with two questions to get me started...
1. How do I feel?
2. What is my intention for today?
With these questions guiding my writing, I was off. I wrote and wrote and wrote. I remembered my intention as the day progressed too...it worked.
Only one presentation today...feel better Steph! Peter read the profile he wrote about Kyle. I love these profiles. Each has a different voice and style and it's a perfect way to learn more about everyone.
Kyle presented today on multigenre writing. He shared things that worked and things that didn't. He shared his journey with teaching and writing. He got us to write. I confess, I struggled with the writing part and I loved it. My struggle means I'm learning and growing as a writer. Kyle nudges and pushes in the best way possible. He provides a safe place to take risks, to be creative, and to think!
I was able to achieve my goals of taking a risk in my writing today. I wrote creatively and I certainly did think. This is a presentation that will stay with me.
After lunch we met in our writing groups for the second time. We missed you, Steph! Katlyn and Natalina brought new pieces with so much promise. Lauren revised her draft from last time and we saw lots of growth. I brought the beginning pages to a book I'm writing and got such amazing feedback. (They are already in
Katlyn and I confessed our fear, or loathing, or resistance to writing fiction. We are graced with the lovely Natalina and so today we grabbed an opportunity. Natalina is in another writing group (and has been for a long time) and she often writes to prompts...it's what inspired her writing today. We asked Natalina if she'd bring prompt to our writing group next week and we'd all write from the same prompt. Katlyn & I are committing to trying fiction writing. I LOVE my writing group! Already they are challenging me to grow and try new things. Woo Hoo!
The drive home in the windy thunderstorm was scary, but the sun has already found it's way through the clouds again. What a lovely Monday!
Can't wait for our writing marathon tomorrow...
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