Writing prompts and exercises can be the perfect way to move your writing project forward. Some of our members have shared their favourite writing prompts to spark your creativity.
Clearing Space for Creativity: an invitation
I’ve found this prompt helpful when feeling distracted/down/anxious.
Step One: Clear the Path: Set your timer for 5 min. Write a list about what’s hurting; what’s holding you back; what’s missing in your life. Maybe you are carrying burdens, brokenness, sorrow. Write it all out. At the end of five min, pause. Breathe. Then, turn to a new page. Your page will hold your burdens. You can return to them later.
Step Two: Now, take another 5 min. Write a letter inviting healing into your practice. Simple abundance works! Maybe brew a fav cup of tea; or choose a pen you love; or write in a genre that makes you laugh. Walk to a place with a view. Maybe your list will contain rituals, objects, actions, that soothe, serve, and support. Try it and see what happens. I’d love to hear about your experience.
To share your experience with Renée
About Renée Sarojini Saklikar:
Renée Saklikar’s ground-breaking poetry book about the bombing of Air India Flight 182, children of air india, won the Canadian Authors Association Prize for Poetry and was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Her book Listening to the Bees, co-authored with Dr. Mark Winston, won the 2019 Gold Medal Independent Publishers Book Award (Environment/Ecology). Trained as a lawyer, Saklikar is an instructor at SFU and VCC. She was the first Poet Laureate for the City of Surrey (2015–2018) and was the 2017 UBC Okanagan Writer in Residence. Curator of the poetry series Lunch Poems at SFU and the Poetry Phone (1-833-POEMS-4-U), she has seen her work adapted for opera, visual art and dance. THOT J BAP is her sci-fi poetry epic, ten years in the making.
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