Do you write personal things in your journal? Are you able to write what you are really thinking? Do you worry about writing something too personal? What if someone finds your notebook and reads it? Yes, someone could find your notebook and read it and . . . what? Think lesser of you? Find out what you are really thinking? Would that end your relationship? Or, perhaps change it? You could go through life worrying and not doing what you really want to do for fear of what others might think. Or, you can trust that your need to express yourself through writing is more powerful and more important than these worries. You can burn or destroy your notebooks every so often. But then you wouldn’t be able to access these precious memories that you archived. Simple solution: Keep your notebook in a safe place. And trust in the process….
Picture yourself standing in a doorway. What kind of light is in front of you? What kind of light is behind you? Set a timer for 15 minutes. And write.
“Comparison is a threat to joy. We tend to move through life comparing ourselves to others, and it’s anti-creative and pointless.” — Tony Goldwyn. actor
Apparition Lit is open for poetry and short story submissions four times a year. February 15-28 May 15-31 August 15-31 November 15-30 Submissions received outside of posted open dates will be deleted unread. 2019 Themes: Retribution (Submission period May 15-31, 2019) Euphoria (Submission period August 15-31, 2019) Apparition Lit also holds monthly flash fiction contests. These stories will follow selected themes and be published online. APPARITION LIT Apparition Lit is seeking original, unpublished speculative fiction that meets their quarterly theme. Speculative fiction is weird, almost unclassifiable. It’s fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and literary. They want it all. Send your strange, misshapen stories. Send stories with enough emotional heft to break a heart, with prose that’s as clear and delicious as broth. They are looking for proactive characters and beautiful language, all wrapped up in a complete story. Diversity is as important in fiction as it is in real life. They want a mosaic…
Today’s writing prompt: Animal Crackers. Set your timer for 15 minutes and write.
Write about the most formal event you have attended. Or, write about the most loose, informal, or bizarre event you have attended. Just write!
Today’s Guest Bloggers Georgia James and Deborah Parrish write about: Tap into Your Wellspring of Inspiration: Get Off Your Butt and Write Want to know how to get the writer’s juices flowing? It’s simple—get moving. And your mind, body and spirit will be all the happier for it. Heaven knows our imaginations can sometimes feel a bit stale if we don’t avail ourselves to new or different surroundings and experiences. We were reminded of this after reading a recent article in the Press Democrat, The Sonoma County Bucket List: Everything you need to do in Sonoma County before you die (or move away), This fertile material provided us with new fodder on where to write, especially when we want to feel inspired in our own backyard. One of our favorite things to do is to sit in a crowd of people we don’t know and make up stories about…