Day 40: Growing as Writers ~ #wewrite

Sitting at my desk with a blank page!

BLANK PAGE

Today I am writing from my desk! This blog is coming directly from my laptop. Most of my posts are written on my phone, so this feels amazing. My desk is clear. There are no journals around me. Just me and my fingers, typing away!!!

I am staring at this blank page and have no idea where this blog post is headed in today. It may not even make sense. Trust that it is unscripted.

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The past two months I have served as a midwife to six writers. Six writers each with very different stories, styles and voices. We honored the craft of writing. I pushed them hard! We studied. We edited. We have grown and together we are applying to writing opportunities!

Today I am honoring the ways I have grown as a writer! Today I honor the ways they have grown as writers!

Fifteen (15)!

This is the number of writing opportunities I have applied to in the last three months of 2015! #badass

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Writing Prompts: 

(1) The areas where I have grown as a writer… what I have learned… (20 minutes) – Writer or character can respond.

(2) What I need to work on… (20 minutes) – Writer or character can respond.

(3) How I intend to push myself… (20 minutes) – Writer or character can respond.

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.

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Writing Prompts: 

(1) The areas where I have grown as a writer… what I have learned… (20 minutes) – Writer or character can respond.

(2) What I need to work on… (20 minutes) – Writer or character can respond.

(3) How I intend to push myself… (20 minutes) – Writer or character can respond.

Check in later.

Happy writing!

NOTE TO READERS: I’m so grateful for this community. I’m currently raising money for the TENGO SED “I’m Thirsty” Writers retreat in Costa Rica, I am one of seven writers selected for this amazing opportunity. To make my goal I need to raise $58 everyday until my departure.  Please consider donating and sharing my gofundme campaign. Please spread widely: gofund.me/tbdvdhw4

With love,
Alicia off FB, IG, Tumblr, WordPress – #WEWRITE

Copyright © 2015 by Alicia Anabel Santos

 

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