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Writing Prompts – Writers Get Your Feelings on the Page

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Day 4 of Experience Change and Open to Your Inner Writer. Grief is something in our society that is usually rushed by those around us.

“Are you still upset over that? It’s time to get on with your life.” Words, or similar words, I have heard directed at myself as well as others.

I believe that the reason so many of us are numbing ourselves out is that we haven’t allowed ourselves to grieve. How can you or I write our emotions down onto the page when we have shut most of them down?

Today we are going to write our grief onto the page.

 

If you are feeling resistance now or anywhere along the way of this writing journey, revisit Experience Change and Open to Your Inner Writer and dance it out.

 

Today’s Writing Prompts:

 

I have reduced the number of questions/prompts to one this time and at anytime now, or in the future,  you can go back to Experience Change and Open to Your Inner Writer , go through the other posts in the series, and answer the questions/prompts that you haven’t answered yet for yourself.  You don’t have to always share what you write but you can share your insights that you received through your writing in the comments.

  1. Make a list of those that you have lost in your life, whether it was through death, divorce, or someone important to you walking away.  Choose one and free write everything you have ever wanted to say about the situation and about or to them. Allow yourself to feel all of your feelings so you are able to express them in your words. When you are finished writing, and possibly crying, listen and dance/move to the last song. You can do this for each of the people on the list if you choose to although I wouldn’t suggest doing too many in one day.

If you have a hard time getting in touch with your feelings and need something more than the music below, I suggest watching a sad movie such as The Notebook, Pay it Forward, City of Angels, Terms of Endearment, The Way We Were, My Girl, Message in a Bottle, or any other sad movie of your choosing.

It is time to play some music, dance and move to get the words flowing.  You may choose to write between each song or you may decide to dance to them all and then write. Write whatever comes up for you during the dance. Don’t worry about anything but getting your words on the page. Remember that this process is about letting go and clearing the past so that you can write all that you are meant to write. Allow things to come up so you can clear them. You can write in any form you choose, prose, poetry, or even in story form. If dancing it out isn’t enough and you need a ceremony for letting go check out, Forgive Yourself and Others Through Sacred Living Ceremony.

This is something a little fun for all the hard work that you have accomplished.

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you found this beneficial. Join me Friday for more questions/prompts to help you blow out the stuck places and get those words flowing.

Share your thoughts about this process, whether you are joining in, or any questions you may have. If you blog about it please come back and share your link in the comments below.

 

PageLines- picture20193.jpgMorgan Dragonwillow: Rebel dancing with words, intuitive cook, recovering perfectionist, poet & author that (mostly) doesn’t let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. She is team leader at @StoryDam, creatrix of #OctPoWriMo, and you can find her at, A Poet’s Kitchen, cooking up simply delicious meals. She lives in Marietta, Ga. with her loving and patient partner, their dog that thinks she’s a princess, and the cat that reminds her that she isn’t.
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3 Replies to “Writing Prompts – Writers Get Your Feelings on the Page”

  1. I did mainly swaying to these different songs, to get rid of nervous tension that naturally accumulates in my body, attempting to turn a yoga pose into a dance move, since it felt appropriate.

    When I think of someone who’s gone, I think of my friend “Jake” (real name not put here). In January of 2013, Jake read some of my fiction online, and he asked if he could become my beta reader. We started talking every day, and he encouraged me to open up, to become a better writer. But then I read several books that he recommended, and didn’t like them. Rather than help me through the shock and depressing material, he yelled at me for reading one too fast (Game of Thrones) and for assuming that fiction should be escapist rather than realistic. Our friendship dissolved over a matter of weeks because he wanted it to end, not because I did, and later he apologized. I was just hurt and angry and confused, like Anna in Frozen, and to this day I’m not exactly sure where things went wrong. I’m very good at losing friends, but this was a case of a bond that soured quickly and left me all twisted.

    • It is unfortunate when someone we begin to care about and trust does a 180 and thinks they can put limits and controls to our own learning process. I’m sorry you had this experience Priya and I hope you are able to mourn the loss and then let it go.

      Sometimes when people lash out unexpectedly it has nothing to do with the person that is being lashed out at. Often times in fact it is their own issues that have been triggered that caused them to behave irrationally. I hope you find healing in this situation.

      Peace to you.

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