Your Responsibility to Shine

31 October, 2008 Posted by Joanna As Inspiration (19) Comment

When thinking about writing and responsibility, let’s not forget this part.  Your responsibility to shine.
To lift the lid off.  To write your most brilliant, sparkling stuff.  To move mountains, and soften hearts.
To write the words that’ll make the difference.

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Writing That Comes From the Source

29 October, 2008 Posted by Joanna As Inspiration (11) Comment

Look to your source.  Find your truth.
These simple words seem, to me, to lie at the heart of what it means to write with responsibility.
They’re an English version of an idea, a value, a mantra that comes from Hawaii.
Nana i ke kumu Look to your source, find your truth.

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8 From The Archives To Help You Free Your Words

13 August, 2008 Posted by Joanna As Inspiration (5) Comment

I’m going to be off-line for a week or so now while I move house. In the meantime I’ve looked out some favourite posts from the Confident Writing archives that might help you free your words:
Write for yourself: throw your caution to the wind, write for yourself, for your pleasure and enjoyment, the words [...]

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Do You Think You Can Tell? Powerful Questions That Wake Us Up

8 July, 2008 Posted by Joanna As Inspiration (7) Comment

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
Dr Seuss
Sometimes the questions are simple but the answers… unanswerable.
Powerful Questions
Thanks to those of you contributed to the conversation about powerful questions in poems.

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How Purpose Beats The Inner Critic

30 June, 2008 Posted by Joanna As Inspiration (32) Comment

Have you ever had one of those times when you’re ready to start something creative - writing, painting, photography - and your inner critic kicks in, ruining the moment? He (for mine is a he) starts to mutter about how hopeless you are, how your work will never be adequate to the task, how [...]

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