Day 41: Be Daring! ~ #wewrite

Today was the last Writing from the Womb class. For seven weeks the writers and I have been preparing for this moment, the day each of them would have the audacity and face fear by hitting send and applying to writing competitions and literary journals.  These amazing writers HIT SEND! I am filled with such pride. Humbled to have been their midwife and honored to have walked with them through a grueling process of honing craft, analyzing great fiction, revising and editing, and nurturing the work they want to see out in the world. 

Tonight as I close this day I just want to say to these writers:

I honor you for your bravery!

I praise you for your audacity!

I dare you to continue hitting send!

And never forget what you achieved today!

You are all badasses! 

Writing Prompts: 

(1) Before 2015 comes to a close I will submit to at least one opportunity…decide which one and begin (20 minutes) 

(2) Being daring to me means… (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.  Writing Prompts: 

(1) Before 2015 comes to a close I will submit to at least one opportunity…decide which one and begin (20 minutes) 

(2) Being daring to me means… (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. 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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