Weekly Writing Prompt — March 12, 2012 Edition

Good day all!

I hope this finds you digging deep into your creativity and producing lots of stories, art, experimental dishes, whatever!
Speaking of experimental dishes, today’s prompt talks about paying attention to our shadow artist. You know the things you do instead of writing or creating? For me, it’s cooking and baking. Do you know what your shadow artist is? If not, sit down and think about it. Meditate or do some stream-of-consciousness¬†writing to figure it out. Chances are you already know what it is. I’m not talking about the laundry or chasing kids or cutting the lawn or poking around the internet. I’m talking about what you do when you’ve got the time to just create. What do you do to fulfill that need inside of you to create? What is the one thing you find yourself doing instead of writing?
Really examine it. Figure it out. Then write a story where that is the enemy. It may be a very silly story — can you imagine a life where cooking was like a drug addiction? Yes, that’s what I mean. You or your character have to avoid that particular activity on threat of jail or death or …whatever awful thing you can inflict upon the shadow artist.
Then reward yourself for writing and go play in your shadow art.
Those that are participating in Word Jazz & the V3 Journal need to get your bios and photos to Sheri Kennedy (on the to line), today. Just something simple — two or three sentences max — and an author head-and-shoulders shot. Remember, rehearsals start March 13 at 6:30 at Carriage House and every Tuesday following that with an all-hands dress rehearsal on April 3rd. Word Jazz is April 10th at Boxley’s at 7 p.m. Make your reservations now.
DayTrippers on Fridays continues it’s travelling from place to place and this week will be at the Fall City Road House in Fall City this Friday. 9:30 a.m. until about Noon-30.
Monday Midday Muse will once again commence at 11 a.m. at Toad’s in North Bend.
Tuesday (March 12), Writer’s Cafe is being taken over for Word Jazz rehearsal.
And now your moment of Writing Zen:
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~Anais Nin

What did you Write today?

Casondra Brewster
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“But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling, like dew upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.” ~ Lord Byron