Your writing journal

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…Sometimes everything
has to be
enscribed across
the heavens

so you can find
the one line
already written
inside you…

From The Journey, by David Whyte

What is that one line already written inside you? Can others know about it? Or is it totally private? When you look into the sky how does it feel? What are other sights, sounds, aromas, or things that give you insight?

Your writing does not have to be poetry. If you worry about writing “well enough” here are some ways to engage with your inner critic:

Tell your inner critic it’s time to take a break while you express yourself. Send him or her to the movies or a beach in Hawaii.

Write a dialogue with your inner critic in which you also get a chance to stick up for yourself and explain why your writing is good enough just the way it wants to come out in a first draft.

Read children’s books to your critic and laugh together.

Anything else that works to free you.


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