(Tonight’s meeting will be from 5-6:15pm. We will address the below prompts at our own pace. Have fun! Don’t think too much!)
1 -Intro…. How are you? What are you thinking as the year comes to its close? What do you see for yourself for 2021? Any stories of happiness or humor….?
2 -Freewriting…. Okay, but free from what? OURSELVES.
3 -Thinking is often the obstruction, the block that so many talk about. “I have writer’s block.” Bullshit, you have YOU. Go outside you, even if writing about your life.
4 -This pandemic and all the isolation, all the sequestering and quarantining, I would hope would show you that not much is needed to write. And if not, look again.
5 -Writing is a choice for some, and not for others. For some, it’s just what needs to be done.
6 -Have you ever tried something and have it turn into something else, something amazing that you didn’t expect?
7 – Your stories. You have stories. Don’t try to tell us you don’t. Additionally, don’t say your life or your stories are boring. That’s for readers to decide, not you.
8 – Tom Foreman, ‘Running Dangerously’…. What do you expect? Should you expect anything? What have you heard?
9 – Do you run? Do you exercise? How do you manager your time? This book is about running, but only partially. Much of it is about life and what we choose to do with our time here.
10 – Close. What’s on tonight’s page…. What are you going to do over the next 48 hours, till our next session?
ASSIGNMENT: Get Mr. Foreman’s book please, if you haven’t already.
ASSIGNMENT: Write about you, something from your life, and prepare an excerpt to share next class.
ASSIGNMENT: Email me a letter, no set length, on what you’re going to do to get the grade you want in this course.
ENJOY YOUR WRITING.