Day 26: Writing Challenge ~ #wewrite

 Celebrating achievements!

It’s important to recognize children for the great work they do. Often we hear stories about all the ways kids are not doing what they should be doing. “That they’re lazy! That they’re disrespectful! That they don’t care! That they’re selfish! That they’re ungrateful! That they’re stupid!” These are just some of the debilitating messages our children are receiving.  What about encouraging them?

What if we celebrated their abilities, potential, and greatness?

Today lets write about our childhood or your characters childhood. 

Writing Prompts: 

(1) What were some of the messages you/your character heard as a child? (10 minutes)

(2) What are you/your character still carrying? (10 minutes)

(3) What were some of the things the adults would say in front of children? (10 minutes)

Remove yourself from this exercise. Allow your characters to speak. Allow what wants to be written to find its landing on the page. Surrender to the process. Lean in and trust what wants to be expressed. 

Set your timer for the time allotted. Do not lift the pen off of the page. Do not over think. Do not censor or self edit. You are writing from a stream of consciousness. Trust what wants to be written. If you get stuck begin the prompt again… GO!!!

There are things we fear as writers. Certain truths we rather keep hidden. Let’s go there!

The intention for these prompts is to help you flush out your story and look for the scenes you might want to write. Whether we are writing fiction or non-fiction there are moments (the great stories do this well) where we are called to feel things. Allow us to feel everything. Allow us to see everything. Bring us into this world. 

BEGIN!

Joining in on my writing challenge and writers commitment! Here are the TWO rules:

1. Check in for yesterdays writing each day:
How was yesterday? (post if you wrote, didn’t write, got stuck, need some support.)

Did you find it challenging to carve in the time to write? If we are honest with ourselves where could we have begun instead of doing…….. (Fill in the blank-leave your response in the comments). Yesterday is done. We are not beating ourselves up. Today we get to begin again.

2. WRITING COMMITMENT:

I AM committed to writing everyday!

I AM completely off FB or any form of social media until the days writing is done!

I WILL check in once a day everyday to share that I have met our goal!

If you are writing fiction or non-fiction, choose to write the prompt from whichever POV, or character you choose-i.e. 1st or third person.

  
Writing Prompts: 

(1) What were some of the messages you/your character heard as a child? (10 minutes)

(2) What are you/your character still carrying? (10 minutes)

(3) What were some of the things the adults would say in front of children? (10 minutes)

Check in later.
Happy writing!

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