The most dangerous limits are those in your own head. When you feel you’re at your edge, look again. You can go farther.*
Do you push yourself in your creative life or are you content to stay on flat land? Sometimes we need a friend to help guide us to the edge and be there as we take a leap.
We want to be that friend!
Writers need readers. More importantly, they need readers who will help them grow. Tell them what they love and what needs to be fixed in a way that encourages you to keep going.
Bigger Picture Blogs Writing Circles is that friend. We ask you to do what you love, write. Then we push you just a little further.
We give you a prompt and a genere and ask you to push yourself, to stretch your writing muscles find your edge. We then meet in a small group (less then five people) online using Skype and a community Google Doc and we read, praise and critque. We give your words wings and we help them fly.
I find myself seeking solace in words. Comforted by the freedom they bring. I crave to become lost within the ebb and flow of my pen strokes – needing to break free and speak what is true in my heart. Yet often my pen is met with strong resistance. Too afraid to put the words on the page for fear of making them real. For if they become real I am left to deal with the ramifications. I am left facing the stark reality of my soul.
Written by Kat for a Life out Loud Writing Circle. Will you allow your pen to flow freely? Will you take the leap and push yourself past what you think is your edge? We hope so! Please join us for an upcoming Writing Circle and push yourself beyond what you think you can do:
- Tuesday July 17 – 7:30 pm CT, Life out Loud Hosted by Hyacynth
- Sunday July 22 – 8:00 pm CT, Memoir Hosted by Melissa
- Thursday August 9- 8:00 pm CT Poetry, Hosted by Alita
- August – Date TBA 7:30 pm CT, Life out Loud Hosted by Hyacynth
- Sunday September 16 – 8:00 pm CT, Fiction – Short Story Hosted by Melissa
- October – Date TBA – Fiction Hosted by Jade
Writing Circles are absolutely free of charge, but there is only space for FOUR participants in each circle. The first four people to register by filling our this form will be part of the circle. After that we will maintain a waiting list and those on the waiting list will be emailed as new dates/spots open up.
Comments? Questions? Leave it below and we’ll be sure to answer!
We look forward to growing together as writers!
If you’d like to take a peek, here are some finished Writing Circles pieces All pieces were inspired from the latest Writing Circles prompt, were read aloud to the circle, were subject to praise and constructive criticism and then edited and reworked into final pieces.