open invitation no. 78: a writing habit

First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. [Octavia Butler] I forgot how much I love to write when the sky is dark. In the wee morning hours the words swirl. Under the dark night sky the words wobble and bend. I write for work, completing tasksContinue reading “open invitation no. 78: a writing habit”

open invitation no. 73: discover whimsy

Whimsy doesn’t care if you are the driver or the passenger; all that matters is that you are on your way. [Bob Goff] Look around your corner of the world and find something whimsical. Take a picture. Write about it. (Don’t make this more complicated than it needs to be.) *Remember, you don’t have toContinue reading “open invitation no. 73: discover whimsy”

open invitation no. 63: regroup

Sometimes it’s time to regroup. Please accept my apologies for missing a couple of invitations. I’m grateful for your grace. Sometimes it’s time to regroup. I hope you’ll share your story and encourage someone else to share their story, too. *Remember, you don’t have to accept this invitation…but I do hope you will accept theContinue reading “open invitation no. 63: regroup”

open invitation no. 45: write fast

Sometimes, if you write fast without thinking, the words will break through. “Every writer I know has trouble writing.”—Joseph Heller I’ve been avoiding the post box. My blog writing is the writing I do for me. It’s the writing I do for fun. It’s the writing that is most unexpected. My blog writing is theContinue reading “open invitation no. 45: write fast”

open invitation no. 42: writing space

Take space for writing. Where do you take space for writing? It can be literal…where do you write? At the kitchen table? On your couch? Out back when the sun is rising in the sky? It can be figurative. What kind of mind space do you create so you can write? Deep breaths? Angry outbursts?Continue reading “open invitation no. 42: writing space”