Don’t miss our conversation at the Leonardtown Library meeting room with author and illustrator team, Ellynne Brice Davis and Joyce Lemontree Judd, on Monday, 7/27, at 7:00. Come to discuss publishing successfully as an independent author. See you there!
Guest speaker author Alix Moore kicked off our September meeting by asking attendees about their struggles with writer’s block. She then took us on a “field trip to creative flow,” an exercise designed to recreate a moment when we were completely immersed in an activity. By focusing on the positive feelings (emotional, physical, and mental) associated with this immersion, Ms. Moore explained, “The goal is not to get over writer’s block; the goal is to get writing again.”
Ms. Moore went on to explain that when we are feeling blocked, one of the following four places in our lives is not in balance: physical, mental, ego, emotional. An example of a physical block is a cluttered or ugly work space. The solution: Take the time to clean up, organize, and beautify. An example of a mental block is the intrusion of “hamster-wheel mind,” requiring an effort to settle ourselves mentally. An example of an ego block is procrastination, which may require affirmations or physical movement to get us writing again. Finally, emotional blocks can be dissolved simply by honoring the emotions.
After her presentation, Ms. Moore kindly stayed afterwards to answer individual questions. If you were unable to attend and want to learn more, check out http://www.alixmoore.net/.
Don’t miss our next meeting . . . Thursday, September 25 (6:30pm) at Leonardtown Library.
Featured Guest Speaker: Ms. Alix Moore, BA, MA, will discuss “A New Understanding of Writer’s Block.”
Ms. Moore is a teacher, trainer, and published author. Her first book, Tapping the Well Within: Writing from Your Source of Effortless Creativity, Deep Wisdom, and Utter Joy was published in 2011. In 2013, Apprentice House published her work The Gift: How My Horse Taught Me to Teach the Toughest Children. Ms. Moore will self-publish four new titles with her own publishing company, Rising Moon Press, in 2014.