We all have our reasons for finding writing discipline challenging, often more than one. Maybe it’s the fear of writing badly, of being a failure; irregularities in mental health or simply spinning tales in the mind without wanting to ruin them on the page. Fortunately there are things we can do to soften the blow….
It’s never fun to be stuck in quicksand. I know what it’s like when you have a great character idea or inciting event, but can’t move forward in a story. Fortunately, I’ve found a solution to get myself out of that deadly and, frankly itchy situation: experimenting with writing exercises. This one came to me…
This morning I was green with envy after seeing photos of writing retreats in exotic locations. Yet as fabulous as they were, the prices were high enough for my toast to go down the wrong way. Undeterred, after some hot dislodging tea, I decided to explore ways we could create the same experience at home….
Writing about love is not my forte; in fact I don’t think I’ve ever attempted it other than in fat-lettered diary entries from when I was twelve. Due to a current project it’s something I need to work on however; so I sat down and wrote these exercises to warm the cockles of my pen….