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”

open invitation no. 32: write off of a photograph

Look at the background. We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.—Ralph Hattersley Use a photograph to inspire your writing. Bypass the foreground and look to the background. What do you notice? What didn’t you see before? What is unexpected? Allow the background to guide your writing. *Remember, you don’t haveContinue reading “open invitation no. 32: write off of a photograph”