March 17, 2017 § Leave a comment
Join me Saturday Mar 18, 10:30 am-4:30 pm… WriteAway to your heart’s content.I like to play with my Muses via prompts randomly chosen from books. Like Monica Wood’s The Pocket Muse. And Heather Seller’s Chapter After Chapter.Some writers recoil at the thought of timed writing but to me it’s like a go! dive into deep water, knowing the bell will save me if I’m having trouble breathing. Other times I’m cruising the high seas and the bell has me stop mid-sentence which often reveals a perfect ending. Sylvia Nibley’s beautiful decks of Inquiry Cards are great prompts. Each time I pull the perfect question to mine the core of a character or situation. Julia Cameron’s The Right to Write holds short essays with an “Initiation Tool” at the end of each to try. And new to me, but not (it’s 2003), Pat Schneider’s Writing Alone and With Others has an index “List of Exercises” and over 50 pages of “Additional Exercises” to keep you writing long past the bell. Hope you can join me. Write well! xo – Pierr
March 12, 2017 § 12 Comments
Today’s post is inspired by a blog I follow: The Snow Melts Somewhere and her post today, “Collecting Yellow” She was inspired by two things, a WordPress photo challenge theme from two years ago (here’s mine > – ORANGE – which I remember having fun putting together, too), and another blogger, Marina, and her wonderful post on meexploring.blog.
Here’s what I dug up from my archives, starting with the flowering field and going clockwise: Mustard – growing in Ebey’s Preserve on Whidbey Island, WA; Yellow Truck – Bainbridge Island, WA, 4th of July’s antique car exhibit; HAND-Stand jewelry display I made and sold in my Esty shop, pierrmorgan.etsy.com; Prickly Pear blossom, Tucson, AZ at the Azure Gate B&B; Rubber Ducky, found in the Hanalei farmer’s market day parking lot on Kauai, HI; and “Star Fruit & Lemon”, a gouache (“goo-wash” -opaque watercolor) painting I did and sold on my website, pierrmorgan.com.
This was fun. Looking for yellow I discovered two things – I have very few photographs of yellow objects in nature and/or out and about, but I use yellow quite a bit in paintings from my imagination. Maybe the result of a Vitamin D craving (deficiency?) from living in the northwest.
Here’s wishing you a sunny mellow yellow week! xo Pierr
March 9, 2017 § 10 Comments
I wish everyone around the world could pause at the same time and write a wish – on paper, in the sand, in the air, on their hand. World peace in a nanosecond. Wish.
Join me – virtually – Saturday March 11 – 10:30 am – 4:30 pm Pacific time – for another glorious WriteAway – wild abandon of the mind and pen.
Click HERE to see how I structure my day. xo Pierr
March 3, 2017 § 9 Comments
Join me! virtually, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm Pacific Time, for a day of writing. Pretend we’re here in the little house I used to live in on Whidbey Island, Washington state, overlooking Admiralty Inlet and the Olympic Mountains. You can write inside (same furniture) or outside on the deck, or sit on the grass and dangle your legs off the cliff side.We may have visitors…I’m fleshing out the world of a children’s fantasy novel.I like to use timed prompts:
Hope to see you here! xo Pierr (that rhymes)
March 1, 2017 § 13 Comments
I looked up! – xo Pierr The Road Taken
February 20, 2017 § Leave a comment
No matter your time zone…I – L – B – C – N – U !
I like to divide the day into 15 and 30-minute timed morsels – back to back – inspired by various prompts. This keeps my resistance beast asleep. Are you in? (click tiny gray-fonted ‘comment’ above) Knowing you’re writing away too makes the experience that much more fun and productive. I’ll cheer you on. So grab a pen or keyboard. See you Saturday! or Friday if you’re writing halfway around the world from Bainbridge Island, WA – United States.
xo Pierr & Virtual PenPals