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“Write Yourself into Motion” with Alexandra Franzen

in Classes & Workshops, Writing

alex and me
alex and me

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:

  1. Trick yourself into writing conversationally by writing a letter or thank-you note first, before starting other writing projects (blog posts, emails, newsletters etc).
  2. Be enthusiastic. (Ask others: “What lights you up?”)
  3. Be generous.
  4. Have firm boundaries.
  5. Write (and create) from devotion.
  6. Simplify.
  7. Simplify.
  8. Simplify.

Lather, rinse, repeat. 🙂

Thoughtful, sparkling comments. . .

  • Alexandra Franzen Wed - Jun 18th 2014 10:05 pm

    I am so honored and touched by your words. 🙂

    Thank you for being part of such a magical weekend!

    :: Alex

    • Joanna Powell Colbert Thu - Jun 19th 2014 6:09 am

      Oh thank *you*, Alex! XO

  • Lizzie Larock Thu - Jun 19th 2014 10:49 am

    Joanna–
    Your tarot cards were/are so lovely and inspiring as well. And I absolutely loved that they were a part of the workshop – one of my most Favorite exercises. So thank you for adding to the all around massive inspiration and awesomeness that was this past weekend.
    –Lizzie

    • Joanna Powell Colbert Fri - Jun 20th 2014 7:13 am

      Lizzie, it was great to meet you, and I so appreciate hearing how much you liked the tarot-etry exercises with my cards. Blessings to you!

  • Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady Thu - Jun 19th 2014 10:54 am

    So happy to read this! 🙂

    • Joanna Powell Colbert Fri - Jun 20th 2014 7:14 am

      Thank you for singing Alex’s praises to me all these years. SO glad I finally connected with her. XO

  • Marinda Fri - Jun 20th 2014 3:24 am

    Simplify totally deserves 3 spots. 🙂

    • Joanna Powell Colbert Fri - Jun 20th 2014 7:14 am

      Absolutely!!