Resources & Links for Your Creative Journey
Plan to set sail on a bright day, with a calm sea and a light, steady wind. Leave the port slowly–trying the sails, testing the rigging, getting a feel for the steering. Savor the sun’s rising heat, the way the light plays on the water. Breathe the briny air and tune your thoughts to the surf’s strum. Then put pen to pager, fingers to the keyboard, thoughts to work, and see where the currents take you. Before you know it, your creative journey will be underway: no tickets, passports or money required.
Still stuck at port? Here’s a steamer trunk of writing prompts to help you pull anchor:
If you still can’t write or create, break through the block by taking a Freesailing Friday (any day of the week) and doing whatever floats your boat: plan a road trip, take a walk, swim some laps, ride your bike, bake a loaf of bread for a neighbor, take a friend or relative to lunch, drop off a box of hotel toiletries at your local homeless shelter, plant some veggies, take some photos, go to the library, visit a museum, catch a matinee or read in a hammock. Do something, anything, that gets you out of the doldrums (the horizon’s the limit), out of the house and away from the computer. Interaction with the real world is the key.
We’re still adding links and building content (global sources, too), so keep checking back for more. We’re also adding a page about the writer’s groups we’re forming in Orange County, California and online. Unlike traditional critique groups, these “communities of writers” will meet regularly starting in January to inspire and support each other as we write together. (Details will follow soon.) Please contact us for more information.