I’m starting a writing project in which you write once a day. It’s called ”No Shame November”.
One of the biggest elements of “learning how to be brave” is understanding that you need to trust yourself. All of you have a collection of stories swirling around your minds. Here’s your chance to share one of them, to get past the misconceptions about the way you can write and how you write, finding your own voice without the overwhelming pressure of tackling a entire project of your own. Try out something new. There are no rules to this- you can make it whatever you want it to be.
Here are some (general) guidelines:
- Write something that scares you. Write something you are uncomfortable with. Write something that takes a risk, any kind of risk. Make it a personal story. If you aren’t ready for that, tell someone else’s story (we won’t know). Say what you need to say. Say what you want to say. Don’t think about how it might sound. Don’t think you aren’t trying hard enough. Give us a part of you that you only share when you are alone. Give us something you can’t say out loud yet. Give us everything you’ve got that shakes you and breaks you. Give us love and anger and sorrow and fear and happiness. Be terrified that you let someone see that part of you. If your fingertips tremble over what you found, you’ve done something right.