60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: Feeling Story Blocked? What if You Took a Sentence For a Walk?
by Diane Wyzga | November 18, 2022 | 60 Seconds, Podcast | 0 comments
Hello to you listening in Mount Evelyn, Australia!
Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday and your host, Diane Wyzga.
Perhaps like me those of us who are writers, artists, creators experience Story Stuckness, Creative Burnout, or the “indefinite indescribable terror” 19th Century English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge first described at not being able to produce work he thought worthy of his talent.
I produce 5 60 Seconds podcasts each week. Each set of 5 podcasts takes me about 2 days from idea to scheduled episode. Many times I cannot think creatively. I feel stuck.
Practical Tip: When this happens there is only 1 solution: go for a walk. But don’t go alone. No. Take along a sentence. Start with a word, string on a few more words to make a decent sentence and then set out to see where the sentence takes you: where does it meander, stop and ponder, skip ahead gaily or sit to gaze. What interesting people and places, ideas and objects might your sentence encounter as you take it for a walk? Expect that you will discover much to inform you and your writing – as well as your art.
Writers, artists and creators are much like composters. We don’t create from nothing. Rather, we take all the coffee grounds and orange peels and potato skins of our lives and transform that into this.
Story Prompt: What creative stuff shows up for you when your sentence takes you for a walk? Write that story!
Practical Tip: The magic of stories is also in the sharing. If you wish share your story with someone or something. All that matters is you have a story.
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Stories From Women Who Walk Production Team
Podcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story Arts
Music: Mer’s Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Music
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