Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear is full of common-sense reminders about courage, trust, and persistence, along with anecdotes that illustrate the concepts. In a friendly, conversational tone, Elizabeth Gilbert describes how fear can hold us back, details the value of good ideas, and suggests working with “stubborn gladness.”
Every once in a while, something comes along to remind me that I’m lucky to be doing work that I love. I appreciate the nudge.
Esther started this series on helpful writing books or tools with Shaun Levin’s My Writing Life.
April continued with a fun video poetry prompt.
Bobbi wrote about mentors and inspirational writers.
April gave us a writing workout via video tips.
Here in Wisconsin, we’re enjoying our second day of above-freezing temperatures after our first blast of seriously cold weather in the New Year. Here’s a poem I wrote during that cold spell.
Is cabin fever an actual thing?
You don’t have to tell me. I know.
I’m looking out at the world outside:
Ice. Wind. Snow.
A medical diagnosis
would probably not help a lot.
I have all the symptoms, so I’m pretty sure
that’s exactly what I’ve got.
I’m antsy. I need to be moving,
but I don’t know where I could go.
Fleece and down won’t keep me warm
when the wind chill is thirty below.
A walk inside a busy mall
or a yoga class might bring
a bit of relief for a little while,
but I’m thinking, Come on, spring!
The Poetry Friday Roundup is at Keri Recommends. Enjoy!
JoAnn Early Macken