Coaching Framework for the Creative Writer
Part of our Creative Writing Engagement
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Part One: Writing is a HABIT
b. In the morning
d. An Intentional Act
e. Gives our day meaning
The very act of doing something daily will help us form a habit. As an intuitive writer, I work within this framework, meaning I give myself lots of self- compassion if I am not writing daily. When we procrastinate, this is a yucky feeling on the inside. When we ask our intuition, ‘do you have something for me today?’ and feel nothing to write, this will give a feeling of peace. Wait until something is there. It may come later in the day, during a mundane task, or at bedtime. What is important is that we open ourselves up daily to writing.
In the Morning
A study on creativity, A Journey into Chaos: Creativity and the Unconscious, found unconscious processes play an important role in achieving creative insights. We are most in tune with the unconscious when we are first awakening in the morning. Take advantage of this time to flow with what is there, underlying your consciousness before you cover it up with the responsibilities and worries of the day. Living in the consciousness of our lives burying the unconscious throughout the day serves a purpose. It protects us from harm, as the unconscious is a vulnerable place to be.
Do we live on purpose, or are we in an automatic mode with work, school, home and trying to have fun when we can? We are so focused on the responsibilities of life and need to become intentional on purposefully living. It is the same with writing. Make your own menu of what you deem important, look over the list, organize life around the list. Don’t just do things, do them with purpose.
An Intentional Act
Set your intention for the day to focus on an item on your list that gives activity during the day meaning. Writing will come.
Gives our Day Meaning
Do look for meaningful interactions with God, yourself, others, and our story. This gives our day depth. Focus on the realization that relating gives meaning.
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