Today's prompt from Stream of Consciousness Sunday from AllThingsFadra.com:
Do you have a secret blogging life? Are you connected to your “real life” friends and family through social media? How does that affect your writing?... Well, I sort of answered it. My writing is about my secret fiction writing life which is becoming not so secret anymore. :~)
I am trying to remember who said it and when: they were describing me as “Bakersfield’s best kept secret” because of my writing. I have been shrugging off compliments like this for a long time.
Recently, though, I feel a shift happening.
I am working on a #JuNoWriMo (Like NaNoWriMo, writing a novel in a month) because I am so bloody sick of all the novels about women who are not at all normal or real. I don’t want to read about twentysomethings romances anymore. I want, instead, to read about life from a perspective similar to my own.
I started writing some flash fiction – very short fiction – and I posted a couple on my blog.
One of them was for a writing workshop post that asked for “Close First Person” and I wasn’t sure what it meant, but I wrote to it, using images newly hatched. It took about five minutes to write (not unlike SOCSunday!) and I posted it.
The woman who runs the workshop was so excited, she used it as her first ever guest blog post.
The whole time I am sitting here at my desk thinking, really?
The other one was from a writing prompt – a photo – and I wrote a 100 word piece there that I knew was potent the second it flew off my fingers.
I am not a fiction writer, I tell myself repeatedly, yet through my memoir and life writing and the imagery I use in poetry, I suppose that “I” is wrong. Apparently the skill set has been blossoming in me when I didn’t actually know it.
Strange. Wonderful. Wacky.
I also have had a secret writing teacher mode many locals don’t know about. I posted a facebook event for my upcoming writing camp and all of a sudden people are fascinated.
Wow. I am onto something!
(So my last two phrases starting with WOW! And AGAIN! were over the 5 minute count. Sorry!)
This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…
- Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
- Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
- Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
- Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post.
- Link up your post at AllThingsFadra.com
- Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.
Julie Jordan Scott has been a Life & Creativity Coach, Writer, Facilitator and Teleclass Leader since 1999. She is also an award winning Actor, Director, Artist and Mother Extraordinaire. She was twice the StoryTelling Slam champion in Bakersfield. She leads Writing Camp with JJS & this Summer will be traveling throughout the US to bring this unique, fun filled creative experience to the people wherever she finds the passion & the interest.
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