Seasons of the Writing Life: Season 4- Harvest

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Welcome to the final installment in the 4 Seasons of the Writing Life.

Before I share my thoughts on the fourth season of the writing life, I want to ask you some questions. Have any of the prior seasons described resonated with you? Have you recalled passing through or feeling stuck in one particular season?

What wisdom, tips or lessons have you learned which might be useful to share with our community here? I know there are some experienced writers that visit Enthusiastically, Dawn – and I thank you for doing so! I would love for you to share your thoughts, experiences or insights with those who are reading this and also ME!

As for the final season, we come to the place where the rubber hits the road. Or the corn comes off the cob?  More

Seasons of the Writing Life: Season 3- Cultivate

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This morning I finally sat to work on a poem I wrote for inclusion in a local anthology. As I looked at the piece, I began to change, add, remove, re-read and reconsider my words. I had already done this at least twice if not three times prior, but today, finally, I reworked the opening portion to my satisfaction. After I sent it off, I reread it and found a grammatical error, and a questionable line placement that seemed fine, until another look.

 

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4 Seasons of the Writing Life: Season 2-Create

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As we move through the four seasons of The Writing Life, I think it is a good idea to keep in mind the fluidity of each and continuing overlap.  I think in the  next two seasons of writing this is most clearly experienced, although we move back and forth between the seasons in an ongoing journey, in writing as in life.

After the season of contemplation comes the point at which what is ruminating within seeks to come to fruition. There is a boiling point, and the bubbling over leads to something culminating… the birth of something new. Something previously  not in the realm of the creator. More

4 Seasons of the Writing Life: Season 1- Contemplate

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“My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.” Anais Nin

 

I wonder what it was that caused you to put your pen to paper. Today, yesterday, right now. I wonder also what caused you to choose to share your writing. I wonder what your motive was to write at all? Have you thought about it?

Have you thought about the weight of your words, whether you share them or suppress them?

Has something caused you to stop writing? What?

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4 Seasons of the Writing Life (Part 1)

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One of the reasons I considered NOT participating in the Write 31 Days in October writing challenge has to do with the season I believe the Lord has revealed is upon me in my writing life.

I’ve never really struggled to write or felt like I have had writers block. Part of the reason for this fact is I don’t abide by a specific form of writing, but allow my pen to freely flow as it wishes to go…without judgement. The  more the pen glides across the paper the easier it is to get unstuck. I’m fairly committed to sitting down with a blank page, or blinking cursor on-screen and allowing what will be to be.

However, I committed to blogging with the intention of following the Lord’s leading. Which I feel I mostly have done. Until now.

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