I just finished a weekend workshop with Alexandra Franzen, “Write Yourself into Motion,” which was probably one of the best workshops I’ve ever attended.
It was about writing, about business, about creativity, about love.
I was constantly amazed by how Alex managed to pull clear vision and articulate wording out of each one of us.
I’m coming away with new written material, new habits, and ideas for new programs.
Plus, I loved seeing how she used Gaian Tarot cards as prompts for “tarot-etry,” 60-second poems written in response to imagery on the cards. It was great fun for me to listen to people read their poems based on my cards.
And I met some really lovely, creative, wild women!
Here are some of my key takeaways from the weekend:
- Trick yourself into writing conversationally by writing a letter or thank-you note first, before starting other writing projects (blog posts, emails, newsletters etc).
- Be enthusiastic. (Ask others: “What lights you up?”)
- Be generous.
- Have firm boundaries.
- Write (and create) from devotion.
Lather, rinse, repeat. 🙂