Good morning artists, dreamers, loners, creative beings, writers and everyone willing to join me on this crazy journey. Today we begin the 30 Day Becoming Vulnerable Writing Challenge. Last summer it was an amazing turnout, many writers joined challenge and this summer we are doing it again.
Here is what I KNOW to be true about being a writer:
WRITER’S WRITE! And we must write everyday.
Here is what I know to be true about me:
I LOVE writing in community.
All you have to do is be willing, trust the process, surrender and know that I am with you.
The Becoming Vulnerable challenge is aimed at opening us up and the task is simple every day for thirty days I will post a prompt. You will set your timer for the specified time allotted and then proceed to write from a stream of consciousness. The intention for the next 30 days is to allow what wants to rise freedom on the page–it might be ugly, painful, funny, surprising, alarming… on the page we free all of it. This is why I call it a FREEWRITE, we will write freely, from a stream of consciousness, pen to page, fingers to key, brush to canvas… never allowing the pen to leave the page. If you get stuck, blocked, or freeze… begin at the beginning –re-write the prompt and keep going.. or write “I am stuck…” the point is to not stop writing until the time is up!
OK… let’s get ready… grab your tools… take a sip of water… get comfortable… take a deep breath…know that I am writing with you.
I will start with a warmup, set your timer for 1 minute:
Warmup prompt: I am willing… (begin)
Breathe… that was just to get the blood flowing.
Deep breath– release…
PROMPT 1: I feel the most safe… (set timer for 5 minutes–BEGIN!)
I feel the most safe…
How did that feel? Tell me about the process…
There is no right or wrong way to do the prompts. They can be written in the form of prose or poetry, 1st person or 3rd, in the voice of your main character or villain… the point is to write… to keep writing… to stay with me and not give up.
Please share your responses to the 30 Day ~ Becoming Vulnerable Writing Challenge on the comment section for this post in my blog.
Wishing you all the most beautiful day filled with love, light and continual inspiration.
And so it is. Namaste. Aché
With all my love,
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