Who Is Your Perfect Person? We’re going to play around a little bit with character traits here. I want you to think about your ideal person, and think about what makes them perfect. Thinking about a perfect person might sound count productive. After all, wouldn’t that essentially be creating a Mary Sue? For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term, a Mary Sue … Continue reading December 17 Journal Prompt: Your Own Personal Mary Sue
The first part of the month was focusing on getting to know yourself. The last part of the month was getting ready by setting some goals. Now we’re going to look at how to generate ideas for writing. Today is going to consider things in your own life that might work toward building your characters. You do need to make sure you do today’s journal … Continue reading December 15 Journal Prompt: Who’s Awesome?
What steps are you going to take toward achieving these goals? You now have at least some of your goals for the upcoming New Year, with all the steps we’ve taken. You have done some work regarding your fears and how those might influence your success and your goals. Now we’re going to look at the little tiny steps you can take to achieve your … Continue reading December 14 Journal Prompt: Know Your Steps
What Is Your Fear Around Writing? There are two more posts specifically about goal setting, and one of them I’d like to talk to you a little bit about fear. When you boil it down, fear is behind what stops us. We’re afraid of investing, we’re afraid of success, we’re afraid of failure. We’re afraid of being wrong, we’re afraid of being right. All of … Continue reading December 13 Journal Prompt: Know Your Fears
What is your writing goal for the whole of 2020? We’ve spent some time delving into the habits we can create to make our year successful, but now I’m going to switch gears a little bit. Knowing what you now know about yourself, we are going to look at what goals you can set for the whole of 2020. Writing goals mean different things to … Continue reading December 12 Journal Prompt: What to Write Next Year
What Is Your Writing Goal for January? For some of us, we have monthly goals. We want to start a novel, or participate in (Camp) NaNoWriMo, begin editing, or even start getting the garden ready or planning or saving for a trip at the beginning of the month. But January isn’t just another month. It’s a whole new year. As a result, there is a … Continue reading December 10 Journal Prompt: What Is Your January Goal?
How Do Your Beliefs Affect Your Writing? Yesterday we delved into what it is we believe. This isn’t just about what we spiritually believe, though that can play a role, but what is that we believe about ourselves. Story-telling is a method of explain the world around us. Story-telling is about showing and sharing our experiences in life and examining the human condition. Historically, it … Continue reading December 9: How Your Beliefs Shape Your Writing
What do you believe? Asking yourself what you believe is a multi-faceted question. You might know what you believe in spiritually, but we all have beliefs that we don’t realize we carry with us. This is an important thing to realize about yourself. This can be one of the things that is blocking you from getting what you really want. This can manifest in writers … Continue reading December 8 Journal Prompt: What Do You Believe?
What in life revolts you? This exercise can be fun, or it can be dark. I’ll let you decide where you want to put it. While getting to know yourself and your writing, you’ll come across practices that might pertain to your goal that just make you feel gross. For example, many writers detest the idea of marketing (I’m one of them!). There’s good ways … Continue reading December 7 Journal Prompt: What is Revolting?
What in Life Brings You Joy? Yesterday’s journaling exercise was intense. It meant delving into that which makes us uncomfortable. We looked at what we are afraid of that might block us from our paths to success. Today we are going a different route. Today we are looking what in life brings you joy. Joy Joy is going to be the thing we chase when … Continue reading Decebmer 6: Where Is Your Joy?