Make Time for Your Writer Self

What do you do instead of writing? You probably have a long list of things that you do. Two of my favorite low-key activities are watching Netflix and reading. These are not inherently bad activities; however, they do take time away from writing. Yes, you can learn a lot about narrative from watching a series or a movie or reading a novel or collection of essays. And that is what I tell myself: it’s research. Sometimes, it’s research; sometimes, it’s procrastination.

Let’s face it, you can’t write all the time. You have to experience life, relax, have fun, see people, take care of domestic chores, and – if your writing doesn’t support you – spend time at your place of employment.

I have a busy life and I make time for my Writer Self. I hope you do, too. 

Keep writing!

Ruth

Join me for my mini-seminar. See information below.

It’s teatime. Let’s write!

Make time for your Writer Self. Sign up for my FREE 30-minute online mini-seminar, Tea and Writing, Sun 6/4, 4pm eastern. Click on this link to sign up: 

Bring your playful spirit. We’ll imagine ourselves together sipping tea, eating scones (or egg sandwiches, or sponge cake). We will talk about writing and do a brief writing exercise that you can delve into after the gathering.

 

Joyful Inquiry – Yeah! It’s a Thing

It means finding solutions by
–Asking questions that discover what’s working, and
–Calling upon resources and strengths already present.
It means
–Articulating challenges from a strengths-based perspective,
It leads to
–Building confidence that you have what’s needed to find viable solutions, and
–Making choices that lead to transformations.
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker
Learn ways to discover and build upon the power, resources, and gifts in your community, students, clients, in you. Join me for my six-week course, Joyful Inquiry, offered through the TLA Network.
This course is for you if you are a teacher, coach, consultant, community organizer, anyone who is working for positive change for yourself and others. Sign up at http://www.tlanetwork.org/event-2375971

Words Transform Lives: An Invitation

You are a coach, consultant, teacher, clergy, or community organizer who uses songs, stories, poems, or other creative expressions to bring communities and organizations together and help individuals transform their lives.

Meet others who use spoken, written, and sung words as tools for personal and collective change by taking an online class sponsored by the Transformative Language Arts Network (tlanetwork.org).

Join me for a six-week online course, “Joyful Inquiry: Broadening Perspectives on TLA Theory and Practices.” We will explore ways to build community and foster transformation by focusing on the question “What’s right with this picture?”

“Joyful Inquiry” is for anyone who wants to use a strengths-based approach to helping groups and individuals respond to challenges.

The course takes place April 19, 2017 through May 30, 2017. Get a 10% discount if you enroll by December 31st.

Tuition: TLAN members $210; nonmembers-$240.

To learn more about “Joyful Inquiry,” including weekly topics and registration information, go to http://tlanetwork.org/event-2375971

Ruth Farmer
ruthfarmer.com
Farmer Writing and Editing