Writing Together: Thoughts from Amanda
"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 a WTG in-person or online Circle and their experience.
What surprises you?
What brings you back?
Are there ripple effects in other areas of your life around connection, authenticity, vulnerability, boldness…?
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 Amanda, from the WTG Portland Circle:
I was glowing for days after my first WTG circle, the amount of ideas, chaos, gratitude and depth that came from the prompts were amazing. I have journaled for years and write often, but the random and quirky prompts brought so much to the surface that I'd yet to realize. It was wild! And so wonderful to be surrounded by other women, and to read and listen with courage! To find my place in acknowledgement and gratitude for the sharing of others without the requirement of feedback. SO SO SO good. I'll be back as often as possible.
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 Zoom-Room Circles, put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard, let it rip, and send your writing-together experience to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oh - Amanda has also generously set up a discount code for her fabulous greeting card creations that don't expire for the WTG community!
Use code: GLOW for 20% off your total order at grishandwatson.com
Want to write?
Take a pen & prompt journey:
Keep your pen moving as you write the thoughts, emotions, sensations, and the surroundings alive in the moment. Don’t stop to think or edit.
Accept ALL that you write - the pretty & ugly; absurd & boring. Discover what wants to be felt, known, expressed, released...