Friday, October 15, 2021

National Novel Writing Month: Mindful Writing Webcast


On Wednesday, November 10, at 2 PM EST, 11 AM, PST, I'll be presenting a mindful writing webcast for NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month: NaNo Calendar

I'll be offering tips on how to reside in the present moment while writing for those courageously creative participants about to embark on a marathon month-long novel writing experience!

If you'd like to join us:

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Description of Session:

This interactive presentation focuses on using mindful writing techniques to help you write your novel during NaNoWriMo. We cover the basics of impermanence, monkey mind, audience ghosts, and preconceptions about writing ability. By residing in the present moment, writers step away from future- or past-oriented worries and create with more ease and satisfaction. Every moment brings us new ideas, if we observe the writing moment with evaluation-free detachment. We practice several techniques to manage perfectionism and readers-in-the-head, plus ways to keep the momentum of your writing going throughout the NaNoWriMo experience.  

Friday, October 8, 2021

"Present Moment, Poetic Moment": Virtual Presentation on October 23, 2021

Registration is now open for this year's 603 Conference, happening virtually on Saturday, October 23. This conference is sponsored by the New Hampshire Writers' Project: Info here about writing conference.

I'll be joining an exciting line-up of presenters and offering my class, "Present Moment, Poetic Moment." If you're curious about how mindfulness can benefit your poetry, register soon:

Description of workshop: This interactive presentation focuses on using mindful writing techniques to write poems. We begin with an overview of the basics of mindful writing, including impermanence, preconceptions about writing ability, monkey mind, and audience ghosts. With a more conscious approach to the writing moment, every moment can become a prolific moment. We discuss how to diminish writing worry from future- or past-oriented thinking and how to reside in the present moment to write with ease and joy. Participants practice several mindful writing techniques and leave the session with a new poem started.