#JournalShare

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Still processing Carrie.  Now complicated by her mom’s passing.  I was looking at last week’s share and I felt like they were pretty dark and intense with the heavy grunge.  There’s hope there, in the colors, but it was definitely fragmented and the tone of most of them was dark.  That was how I felt at the time, but I wanted to do something lighter–something more connected to the afterlife..

I still don’t really want to talk much about Carrie or Princess Leia or what either of them meant to me.  I see articles all over the internet and a lot of them are good, so I’ll leave it.  I think it takes me a long time to reach a point of knowing how to put what I feel into coherent language.

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For Monday, January 2.

This is what happened in my brain when I heard that Carrie Fisher died.  I do this sort of thing with my art quite a lot and it’s both meditative and a way, to process things before I have words.

Words are vitally important to me as an author, and for years they were my default way to try to process and express emotions.  My journals become fragmented and nonsensical when that happens–nonsensical to the point of being useless and frustrating to me because I can’t string words together.

Forced.

I’ve done some more traditional art journalling but these are where my soul goes–these sets of images built one on the other.

I sell a lot of them later, but I don’t know if I will with these.

The first one is the base image, made in Photoshop Elements.  The rest are all created from layering recycled images I keep in a folder on top of the base and playing around with gradients.


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Prompts For People Who Dislike Structure

These prompts were created for #Journalshare, a free weekly journaling event for creative women.  Feel free to join in the fun.  I’ve kept a journal on and off for about 30 years. I’ve tried just about every method, all sorts of prompts, guided journal systems, and all points in between.

I tend to lose interest in prompt sets and guided journals because I find the questions and prompts too specific to the experiences of the author (or the experience that the author is hoping to provoke for the reader/participant.)

As a writer and artist, I find the best prompts for intropsective writing are the ones that are left open to interpretation, that don’t dictate a certain subject or style.

I’ve put this list together for folks who want a bit of direction but also want the freedom to interpret or reinterpret the same prompts however they like.

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#Journalshare: Prompts for People Who Dislike Structure

 

 

I’ve kept a journal on and off for about 30 years. I’ve tried just about every method, all sorts of prompts, guided journal systems, and all points in between.

I tend to lose interest in prompt sets and guided journals because I find the questions and prompts too specific to the experiences of the author (or the experience that the author is hoping to provoke for the reader/participant.)

As a writer and artist, I find the best prompts for intropsective writing are the ones that are left open to interpretation, that don’t dictate a certain subject or style.

I’ve put this list together for folks who want a bit of direction but also want the freedom to interpret or reinterpret the same prompts however they like.

How to Use These Prompts.

You can answer some of these in a direct manner. For example:

You could respond to “Who are you?” with a short autobiography.

You could also write a scene or vignette from the point of view of a character who is asking that question: “Who are you?”

Some of them, such as “What happened?” are more intentionally vague.

Tell me what happened–the first thing that comes to your mind–or compose a short story or a piece of art about a life-changing event, or something else entirely.

The beauty of these prompts is in their versatility.

  • Who are you?
  • Who were you?
  • Who do you want to be?
  • Where are you?
  • Where did you come from?
  • Where are you going?
  • What are you doing?
  • What did you do?
  • What do you want to do?
  • What are you going to do?
  • Is this for real?
  • When were you going to tell me?
  • What happened?
  • How could you?
  • How did you make it?
  • What did you leave behind?
  • What did you leave out?
  • What are you looking for?
  • Are you sure?
  • Is it true?
  • Is it yours?
  • Is it his?
  • Did you take it?
  • Did you kill it?
  • Did you get it?
  • Did you fake it?
  • Did you make it?
  • Did you buy it?
  • Did you see it?
  • Did you believe it?
  • Did you want it?
  • How was it?
  • How is it?
  • How will it be?
  • Who is she?
  • Who is he?
  • Who are they?
  • What is that?
  • Where is it?
  • Who is it?
  • What is it?
  • Will you ever…?
  • Did you ever…?
  • Could you ever…?
  • Do you feel it?
  • Do you see it?
  • Did you hear that?
  • Did you see that?
  • Can you hear me?
  • Can you see me?
  • Are you listening?
  • Are you watching?
  • Do you remember?
  • What do you remember?

Journalshare FAQs


Who is #Journalshare for?

Journalshare is a weekly journaling event for any creative woman who enjoys introspective writing, art, or wants an easy way to try journaling in a supportive environment.

I found this after the start date. Can I still join?

Yes. There are no restrictions on when you can join.

Do I need to participate every week?

While the goal is for you to participate weekly, there will never be pressure or hard feelings if you miss a few weeks here and there.

Do I need to have a blog?

You need to have a way to share your posts. You can do this either by linking to a post on a blog or website or by sharing them in my Facebook Group, Empowered Creative Women.

 

Are there prompts or directions?

 

I’ll be adding prompts and optional weekly activities as we go along, but none of these are mandatory.  Journalshare is freeform and self-directed, meaning that you do what you want, the way you want it.  To participate, just post on your blog or social media and include the following somewhere in your post:  This post was created as part of a weekly #Journalshare hosted on the EGC blog. (Evilgenius.rbfhub.com)

Can we have our own Facebook Group? What about a weekly Twitter chat or Group Call?

These are great ideas but they’re currently outside the scope of what I can offer for Journalshare.  If you’d like to connect with one another privately or use the threads in the Empowered Women group to chat, feel free.

Join My Free Blog Promotion Challenge! (Yes, You Get to Promote Your Blog For Free)

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Are you struggling to get your blog noticed? Need more traffic but don’t want to resort to spamming every social media site with blog links?

Do you want to learn how to promote your blog without feeling like a sleazy car salesman?

I have something for you!

 

I know you have a story to tell — a message that you want to get out to the people who need to hear your words.

 

But you don’t want to be one of those obnoxious spammers who drop links to their work but never engage and bug you with skeezy sales tactics.

 

You’re the real deal, and writing is your passion, but how do you get the right people reading your work? How do you let them know that you’re here when you’re competing with Mr. And Mrs. Obnoxious Blogger everywhere you go?

 

The answer is pretty simple! You don’t compete with them at all. You focus on building your audience.  But how?

 

If you’re new to blogging , or you aren’t getting the results you want, my free 10 day challenge can help you lay the foundation you need to get your story in front of the people who need to read it.

 

You’ll learn

  • Where and How to Find People Who WANT to read your blog
  • How to build a sense of community and excitement around your work..
  • Where to find promotional opportunities and how to approach influencers.

You’ll get

  • Access to my Mastermind Group with free daily tips for content creation, goal setting, marketing and more.
  • A chance to connect with other bloggers who are starting their promotion journey
  • Free promotional opportunities as you complete challenge activities

 

The Challenge is Closed.  If You’re looking for daily support and tips on promoting your blog or business, Join my Facebook Group, Live The Life You Want Creative Mastermind.

 

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Join My Free Book Promotion Challenge! (Yes, You Get to Promote Your Book For Free)

Are you an author or a blogger with an ebook associated with your business?

 

Do you want to learn how to promote your books online? Do you have a book launch coming up and need to build a buzz around it?  Self-published for a while and just not seeing the sales?

I have something for you and I’m launching my blogtips section with it!

 

I know you have a story to tell — a message that you want to get out to the people who need to hear your words.

 

But you don’t want to be one of those obnoxious author-pests who never do anything but drop links to their work and bug you with skeezy sales tactics.

 

You’re the real deal, and writing is your passion, but how do you get the right people reading your work? How do you let them know that you’re here when you’re competing with Mr. And Mrs. Obnoxious Author everywhere you go?

 

The answer is pretty simple! You don’t compete with them at all. You focus on building your audience.  But how?

 

If you’re new to online book promotion, or you aren’t getting the results you want, my free 10 day challenge can help you lay the foundation you need to get your story in front of the people who need to read it.

 

You’ll learn

  • Where and How to Find People Who WANT to read your book
  • How to build a sense of community and excitement around your work.
  • How to set up a promo page and make it work FOR YOU instead of dropping buy links and begging for sales.
  • Where to find promotional opportunities and how to approach influencers.

You’ll get

  • My free 17 page Promotion cheat sheet packed with resources and tips!
  • A chance to connect with other authors who are starting their promotion journey
  • Free promotional opportunities as you complete challenge activities

 

You don’t need to be finished writing your book in order to join! In fact, you should be promoting WELL before you have a finished manuscript! Think about how long movie studios promote a film before it’s even in production.  If you have a quarter of a finished manuscript, you need this challenge now.

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Sign up for the Wait List here.

 

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