For the writer, fake it ’til you make it means that you call yourself a writer, even when you don’t feel like one.
The following Writing for Resilience workshop, co-facilitated with my friend and colleague, Kate Thompson, offers a three-part writing exercise to help build resilience in challenging times.
“I published my first novel, The Boy Who Couldn’t Fly Straight, three years ago via Amazon’s KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing), as a digital book. All books I read these days are in digital format, since I travel a lot for work and appreciate the ease of downloading and transporting. It just made sense to publish the novel as an e-book.
This Saturday I heard the frogs singing. After two months of droughts, a couple of days of heavy rain had brought them out. The choir rang loud and clear from the marshes. Sometimes our pens don’t sing either. Our creativity dries up. Our song falls silent. As writers, this can be a frightening time. We…