In a time like this, writing can help us to transcend our circumstances, and to give us a sense of connection with the higher good. Write for the side effects, you'll feel better.
Image by VIRGINIA THOMSEN from Pixabay "The truth will set you free, but not until it's finished with you." David Foster Wallace Have choices you made in the past led to consequences that are still working themselves out? When you look back on those turning points, have you felt that the truth was right there … Continue reading the truth in 100 words
Our most creative and original writing is often spontaneous and intuitive. Responding to writing prompts within a limited time frame can help you to write without over-thinking. This is why I offer fifteen minute writing prompts in workshops and classes.
We are the stories we tell ourselves. Image by Sabine Van Erp The stories we live become the stories we tell, and the stories we tell become the stories we live. What stories do you tell yourself? Are they reinforcing beliefs that no longer serve you? Writing can help us to heal by transforming the … Continue reading Writing to Heal
Write the story that begins: "We arrive barefoot, and leave shoeless..." photo: ebszabo
Join these three women who think they are who they are not. One of them is relaying what she learned over the phone from the woman 'Giving Advice'in the previous post. Illuminate the story, relying purely on dialogue, showing how the original advice is recycled. photo: Sam Hood
In 150 words, tell us how this: became this: Base your story on the premise: "this boundary we’ve created between humanity and our environment is artificial” by Bradley Cantrel
This enclosed bridge passes over the Rio di Palazzo in Italy, connecting the interrogation rooms to the Prigioni Nuove, the New Prison. It was named Bridge of Sighs by Lord Byron in the 19th century, because the view through stone grills was the last convicts saw of Venice before their imprisonment. Photochrom Print Collection Where … Continue reading Bridge of Sighs
This is the front door of the Dalmore House in Scotland, completed in 1881, deemed uninhabitable in the early 1960s, and destroyed by fire in April 1969. Life is short, and we are transient. Walk through these doors and discover who lived here, retrieve their stories, reveal who they were by what they believed and what they … Continue reading from ruins
What will yours be? Consider a major decision in your life, and imagine if you had said 'no' instead of 'yes' - or 'yes' instead of 'no'. How would that change your outcome? Write the letter to yourself, at the moment of turning point, that could have changed your mind. Then, fictionalize the story - … Continue reading regrets