Writing Support Group with Trisha Reddy

One of Trisha‘s most trusted tools in developing as a writer is “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron. Join her 12-week Writing Support Group to unblock your creativity and unlock your full potential as a writer!

Writing is a keystone habit—a positive feedback loop that can transform your life. While there’s a strong argument for everyone to write more, writing can be a challenging and solitary endeavor. However, it becomes significantly easier when undertaken with a group.

Our Writing Support Group is a 12-week mission designed to nurture heightened creativity and establish a consistent writing practice. The primary obstacle to writing is the “cold start” problem. The initial friction is so intense that few manage to cross the threshold into making writing a routine. The Writing Support Group aims to be the support system that helps overcome this cold start issue, bridging the gap between the amount of writing your ideal self does and the amount you actually do.

We are committing to Julia Cameron’s recommendations in “The Artist’s Way”: three pages of Morning Pages* journaling every day and a two-hour Artist Date** every week. We’ll convene weekly for a 15-minute discussion about our experiences, challenges, and some prompts from the book, followed by a 45-minute focused writing session. After an hour, we’ll split into smaller breakout rooms for optional feedback exchanges.

*Morning Pages are a journaling technique meant to be done as soon as you wake up. They serve as a potent tool to unlock creativity, combat self-doubt, and delve into deeper layers of one’s thoughts and emotions.

**The Artist Date is a dedicated time when you partake in an activity that ignites joy, curiosity, and allows for exploration. The core principles of an Artist Date are:

  • It should be a solo experience. Consistent time is reserved weekly for you to connect with your creativity, undistracted and uninfluenced by others.
  • It’s a chance to explore and discover—be it visiting a museum, taking a nature walk, or experimenting with a new art form. Embrace curiosity and a sense of childlike wonder. In “The Artist’s Way,” Julia Cameron posits that this exercise holds transformative power, unblocking creativity and rejuvenating one’s spirit. Engaging in this as a group and sharing our adventures from the previous week promises to be a delightful experience!

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