Weekend Coffee Share

Welcome to the weekend!

Thank you to Natalie for hosting the link party for all things Weekend Coffee Share!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I am hosting a write in on Thursday! Sign up here to get the info! I will provide the writing space and prompts and you provide the creativity!

If we were having coffee, I would tell I went to a writing circle on Sunday on Zoom (of course). It was an amazing experience. The host was Jane Brunette who I recommend highly. You can find her website here. There were prompts, writing, reading and sharing of favorite lines. It was magically fueling!

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If we were having coffee, I would tell you this week has been rough. I have had some periods of sadness and discomfort. I am trying to figure out the sources and also how to deal with them. Writing is always a solution!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I got my second COVID vaccine. I did not have a reaction this time, so that was a delightful surprise. I did have to wait a lot longer to get the second dose however. The change in the schedule compared to a regular week really threw me off somehow. I am thankful my school corporation cares enough to push to get us the vaccine. Many teacher friends have not been as lucky.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I watched Brene Brown’s NETFLIX special. Her work is always enlightening to me. I have been asking myself, “What is the story I am telling myself?” ever since I watched.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I am taking Tommy Dean’s microfiction writing class and it is great. The prompts are interesting and I am meeting some new writers I hope to stay in contact with after the class is over. Do you have a recommendation for a great class? I am taking Traci Skuce’s class starting on Monday. I loved her writing summit and am excited to work more with her so soon. Over in my Patreon Slack community we have been sharing resources this month! Many of them free.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you my 100 day project is moving along, but I haven’t posted on Instagram this week. You can check out the snippets about my main character Jack that I have posted if you go here.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I am reading Wintering, The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May and loving it. She is such a rich storyteller at the sentence level and I am resonating with so much of her prose and ideas.

Thank you for joining me for a coffee today. I would love to hear what you are working on and what you find inspiring.

5 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share

  1. Glad to hear the 2nd vaccine worked out well. Once again I am in in awe of your drive to create and learn. Have a great week.

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  2. Yay for the second vaccine! I’m happy for everyone who is fully vaccinated! I’m sorry though for your rough time you’re going through. I hope you’ll feel better soon.

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  3. Wow. Congratulations on getting the second part of the vaccine. In Australia it has begun with “jabs” for health and other essential workers including those who work in quarantine places. I am glad your employer cared for you. Ours here will be free. Teachers do need this so urgently too. Alas, they are not counted in as essential workers (even though I know they are) for the vaccine distribution.
    Denyse #weekendcoffeeshare

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  4. Hi Tammy. I sorry to be so late getting to “my rounds” from the weekend. My only excuse is a good one, I spent much of my weekend writing and don’t even have a good feel for who’s read it yet. One of my favorite story styles to read and write are conversation dense stories where I can let the characters tell most, or even all, the story themselves. How do you teach or use conversations in your writing? I like the narrator voice sometimes, but I really love guiding, and some times fighting with my characters to tell their own stories. They just seem so much more alive. If you’ve not seen it, my ‘Ribbons and Remembrances’ is about a12 minute story between a very elderly grandmother and her daughter and 3 grand children. It turned out to be fun, funny and had multiple surprise twists. It was so much fun to produce, but, along with some blog maintenance, ate up most of my weekend. Anyway, I’d be thrilled if you found time to check it out and let me know what you thought of it. https://garyawilsonstories.wordpress.com/ribbons-and-remembrances/ .
    My wife is a teacher also and she’s being offered the vaccination which she’ll most likely get as it is required for them to reopen the campus. We’ll see how that unfolds. Anyway, thanks for the visit and sorry for being so late.
    Blessings.

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