Today, I have a video newsletter to share with you.
It’s all about why I’m changing the way we do things on social media.
My most honest writing comes from deep noticing. To write something that transports me, I cannot be distracted. Deep noticing feels like insight. In this state of mind, I can more easily receive true scenes, instead of thinking stuff up with my busy mind.
If you’ve noticed that you’re more distracted lately—that your focus is leaking, or dissolving—please watch:
- The Write What You Want to Read Facebook group
- The Shallows by Nicholas Carr
- Overwhelmed by Brigid Schulte
- The Best American Short Stories 2016 edited by Junot Diaz
- The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
Do you like this video blog format? It’s something I want to experiment with more. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
P.S. A few brave souls have started signing up for September writing practice. It’s at 6:00am ET every Tuesday this time, my favourite time of day to write. East Coasters, this is especially for you. We change the time of this program every time we offer it in order to accommodate different time zones, so this is your chance to join me in that still, morning hour. Non-East Coasters, here is a time zone converter—the sessions are also recorded if you still want to sign up but listen on your own time.
P.P.S. The end of August is always exciting for me, because it’s the time of year when our students and teachers come together to start the The Story Intensive. We might be able to squeeze in a few last-minute students, if you’re interested. Please email [email protected] to find out more.