Writing Together: Thoughts From Patty
"The difficult thing is that vulnerability is the first thing I look for in you and the last thing I'm willing to show you. In you, it's courage and daring. In me, it's weakness."
In this monthly-ish Writing Together series, I invite women to share their ‘whys’ for joining and how they experience a WTG in-person or online Circle.
What were/are the scary parts? Surprising parts? Nourishing parts? What are the ripple effects in other areas of life around connection, authenticity, boldness…? What brings you back?
Really, I'm looking for whatever comes to mind around this powerful, juicy topic of writing together, shared in whatever way feels best: blog-style, free-flow writing style, a few sentences, several paragraphs -- all is welcome -- no rules.
Here’s Patty’s beginning and ending 2-minute ‘In this moment…’ writing prompt from a recent WTG Vegas Circle:
In this moment, feeling relaxed, mellow, held by this wonderful group of fellow souls. So happy to be here, so ready to look inside and put it on the page. Hearing the faint ticking of a clock with the message of treasuring each tick.
In this moment I am reveling in all the true emotion here today. All of us sharing the laughter, the tears, the hopes and the fears. Though the year is ending I can clearly see the beginning, arriving once again.
Want to share your Writing Together experience? The more voices, the merrier. And you never know how your words may land with someone who craves connection through communal writing but hasn't quite found the time or right fit. To all the women in my WTG Vegas, WTG Portland, WTG Private, and WTG Online Circles, put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard, let it rip, and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to read about my first communal writing experience about 6 years ago? Click here.
Want to write?
Take a pen & prompt journey:
faint ticking of a clock
Write whatever arises in your thoughts, feelings, and sensations. Don’t stop to think or edit - keep your pen moving.
Accept ALL that you write - the pretty & ugly; absurd & boring. Discover what wants to be felt, known, expressed, released...