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My Writing Process

writing process 2Blogging Tour:  My Writing Process

It’s a blogging tour, and I’m up next to share my personal writing process from Mary Beth Pavlik at Pink Briefcase (enjoy reading her blog).  Next week the blog tour will head to Jane Argiero.

Come on in and take a peek at my writing process.  It may not be perfect, but it’s getting me where I need to go. Continue reading My Writing Process

The Call

female statue jennifer upton
Photo by Jennifer Upton

In the Story Sessions community, women come together from every walk of life to share the writing journey. No woman is left to wander alone. We surround one another with affirmation, hope, swift-kick-motivation, and hearts that listen and embrace the whole of members. We also write.

Last week our write-in prompt was a photo of a female statue. Here is my poem/song, written for the women who dream, build, bridge, and press in to community.

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She Flew

she flew by Jennifer Upton A Shared LensI didn’t always love being in tight knit community, but that’s because I was afraid. 2013 became a year of wing spreading, muscle flexing, and flying.  These days, I am much less fearful and embracing community, embracing the words, and welcome the fire in my belly.  These mighty women inspire me.

In the Story Sessions writing community, women encourage and empower one another. No voice is silenced. Every soul there is learning to sing her song and roar her brave.

Come join this beautiful unfolding story. But before you do, take a listen (click the pic below or read on) of my response to a Story Sessions Write-In a week ago. The prompt was :: “She Flew…

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Art Everyday Month – Day 13

The Start
The Start

 

The Process

Art reflects the realities of living out the everyday, ordinary mundane. Art is not instant. It is a labor-intensive process of forming something from nothing. It is lines, creases, wrinkles, textures, colors, and erasures. For me art is also revision, editing, and ceasing for a moment to survey the birth of an idea.

Sometimes art is the whisper of abandon. It is the silence of the undone. It is the sudden realization that we cannot finish as we might have planned.

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