Protecting Your Creativity – September Meeting Notes

Our September meeting was fabulous! Some of the fun things we talked about:

Keeping your creativity safe from negative or hostile opinions. That can mean not sharing the genre you write in if you suspect people won’t react well to it. Or it can mean keeping the details of a new story private so that comments from even well-meaning listeners don’t distort or harm your vision. Protect and nurture your creativity until it is ready to share with the world!

Rock Your Revisions: A Simple System for Revising Your Novel by Cathy Yardley – Cheryl has been using this for her revision process and has found it really helpful.

Undertale is a role-playing video game where you don’t have to kill anything throughout the entire game. It  has some interesting twists for the player that might get you thinking in different ways.

365 Writing Prompts – A prompt for each day of the year and a terrific tool to help you get into a daily writing habit and inspire your creativity along the way.

The Creative Penn – Joanna Penn blogs about writing and self-publishing and hosts a wonderful podcast where she interviews industry people for inspiration and information on writing and creativity, publishing options, book marketing and creative entrepreneurship.

Jenna Moreci – She writes books and creates videos about writing books. Check out this one on The Nine Weird Habits of Writers. Caution – she uses some profanity.

Kim Chance – another YouTuber who creates videos about writing.