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When stress grips you, let go… write the feeling of letting go.  The definition and picture of that detachment.  Stress is not a being, it’s imagined, conceptual.  You and your strength, your ability to write your way through and out of it IS real.


Writing your way through challenging scenes is what defines your written dimension. Hope you intersect with such times, REPEATEDLY.

4/29/22 notes…

Writing should always be free, and only as concerned with formality as the writer wishes.  This room is teaching me to write again, the wall bricks, the new desk nearly assembled, this laptop, the chair, window to my right, fence and tree. My relationship with writing’s changing, as me the character in his books changes. …


Writing in a new location is like exchanging minds with yourself, I’ve found.  It’s a restart, a renewal… starting a new story yes but becoming a new diarist, new writer, new thinker and human.  This brick wall to my left, the view out this first floor window right in front of me.  One tree in…


Language and lean Angles and sitting She just talks I have to empathize The code Mindful of triggers But no gun Just that for the word And inference of that That’s the wick That’s the catalyst It’s the most successful Formula and notes known Well that was easy Now you can command And plan, anywhere…


Forget what stresses you. Embrace and encourage what emboldens and elevates you. Something I’m thinking about tonight. For me, and ALL of you. Enjoy your night. Love, #professormikey


Writing isn’t always the travel – the Road, or flight. Many times it’s being in the shop, repairing the vehicle.


Everything around you is a lesson and statement.  It’s material.  There’s no excuse to not write, if you want to.  The plainness is poetry, and the otherwise dismissible has definite dimension. Stop looking when you don’t need to.  Not that you’ve found something, but your ideas and topics and written directions have already found YOU.


…….. Journal below about your progress and steps in writing this final essay…. What have you done? Where are you? What have you learned? What tips or tricks can you share with us?