A Garden in Winter

As the new year rolls in, I find myself on a threshold where expectations, sparks of ideas, and new writing meet. Many fellow writers seem to be here now. Each in our own way, we're venturing out. We're longing to honor our writing selves. We sense that there is writing nearby that may lead us toward the heart of our voices. But this work can feel murky, and it doesn't always play nice with other people's expectations. I've been tussling with that, and along the way, this reflection came through. I recorded it to share with others, as creative grounding for the new year.

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3 Ways to Write with the New Year's Creative Energy

In 2017, it feels like we could be in a stretch of learning about the deeper ways of creating. The ways that are not just about the beginnings of a sentence or an idea, but also about the tenacious journey through the writing. On a very practical level, what's the invitation here? I'm sharing three practices (with writing prompts) for working with the creative energy of 2017.

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