Day 63: I AM A WRITER! Remember this…

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#3 Writing Mantra: I AM A PROLIFIC WRITER… remember this!

There is no one in the room with me when I write. There are no cheerleaders cheering me on. There is no one over my shoulder asking, “Have you written today? How many words did you type? How many scenes did you work on?”

Only I can do this for myself. Only I can remind myself of WHY it is I write! Its not always easy to silence the noise. Writing does not come easily. But everyday I wake up believing the same thing I AM A WRITER! And more than this… TODAY I WRITE!

Writing Prompts:

(1) Today I will look at… (Ask of your story, character, symbol or theme every question you would ask about their motivation and intention. What do we want to say?) Set timer for (60 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 nonfiction 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 yesterday’s 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 nonfiction, choose to write the prompt from whichever POV, or character you choose-i.e. 1st or third person.

Writing Prompts:

(1) Today I will look at… (Ask of your story, character, symbol or theme every question you would ask about their motivation and intention. What do we want to say?) Set timer for (60 minutes)

Check in later.

Happy writing!

With love,

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

Copyright © 2016 by Alicia Anabel Santos

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