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Write Yourself Alive Day 11

This is a question we too often forget to ask ourselves. With all the rushing back and forth, the simply trying to live life, we neglect to ask ourselves what inspires joy in our hearts.

It’s a good exercise because it helps ground us. We are all human and we all have to do daily things that are an inconvenience or an unwanted necessity. But that doesn’t mean we should forget to be happy or neglect our passions.

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Today I wrote for 15 minutes straight, no edits, no worries. I tried to cut out distractions and just write. I did my best not to stop and self-edit (I won’t lie, it happened… it’s in my nature). The questions that present themselves to you during this type of exercise are always interesting. This time I found myself asking, “How is it I got here and am I moving forward the way I want to be? What would make a perfect world for us all?”

I’m not sure I found an answer, but the question I was left with may surprise you…

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Write Yourself Alive Day 7

Today was probably the hardest day of writing yet. The focus was on venturing out into a public place and describing the first ten people we see as if we were introducing them as characters in a novel. I had a yoga class tonight and thought I’d use that for inspiration. Problem is, the teacher got sick and cancelled class. I was uninspired to go anywhere else on a Wednesday night and the options seemed limited anyway. I came home and did my best to sit down and get the writing done. Here’s what I came up with:

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Day 6 of Write Yourself Alive

Day 6 of Write Yourself Alive

Day 6 of my 30 days of writing challenge and I had to ask myself what type of stories is it I’m drawn to? I started off literal enough. That I’m drawn to stories that are to the point without sacrificing character or a believable world. I determined this might be a good joke told by my Grandfather, or a 200,000 word novel with a quick pace and solid message.

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