Does writing make you happy?
Does writing make you frustrated?
Does writing make you dream big?
Does writing make you envious?
Does writing make you feel full of purpose?
Does writing make you wonder, why bother?
This list could go on and on. Feel free to add your favorites! My point is this:
All writers have feelings about writing, and those feelings are all over the map.
This is not a bad sign. As I often tell my Path of the Storyteller students when they hit one snag or another: That is a professional problem!
Creative work triggers all kinds of reactions. If your thoughts, feelings, and opinions about writing sometimes take a ride on the wanna/don’t wanna seesaw, welcome to the club.
From the many complexities of getting the work done (and done well), to navigating how to launch a career out of all that creative labor, to surfing the waves of a career-in-progress, the writer’s path poses fresh invitations for self-inquiry every step along the way.
In this livestream, I explore the ways this path challenges us, and offer some tips about how to keep our writing practice as sustainable and as full of joy as we can. This storytelling gig is supposed to be fun!
My weekly livestream about story structure, writing craft, and the mindset of the working writer happens on Wednesdays at 1 PM Pacific on YouTube. Come live and participate! Or catch the replays on YouTube or here on the blog.
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