More Is More: Build Your Body of Work with a Daily Writing Practice

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 @ 2:00 pm -3:15 pm Eastern

Keeping a writer’s journal is a way to practice, as a musician might practice scales, so that the pump is always primed and the act of writing becomes second nature.

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Writers have long used the daily journal not only to record events from their inner and outer worlds, but to nurture and deepen their creative work. The writer’s journal is a way to teach ourselves greater attentiveness and awareness, to reveal to ourselves our deepest concerns, subjects, and themes, and to stay engaged with language and the process of writing.

During this webinar, we’ll discuss the nuts and bolts of a daily writing practice, look at guides and sources of inspiration, and examine strategies for developing publishable work from journal entries. We’ll look at tools and tips for creating and sustaining a daily writing practice; we’ll also do an exercise together that will help you get started, or restarted.

In this webinar, you will:

  • LEARN practical steps for establishing and maintaining a daily writing practice
  • DEVELOP strategies for your own daily writing practice, based on examples from the journals of successful writers, as well as prompts and exercises to jump-start the writing process
  • EXPERIMENT with a timed writing exercise designed to draw upon—and perhaps transcend—the stuff of our daily late-pandemic reality.

There will be time for a Q & A at the end of the presentation.

This webinar is ideal for writers at all levels, especially those who sometimes feel frustrated about discipline or stymied by their own perfectionism and who want to become more fluent and productive.

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Please Note

It is not uncommon for classes to fill up before the end of early registration, particularly in the last few days before the deadline. If you know for certain that you wish to take a particular class, we recommend registering early. If you'd like to be added to a waitlist for a sold-out class, please email our director of education, Sharla Yates, at [email protected].

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Education FAQs

  • Will there be closed-captioning or a transcript of the webinar?

    We will provide closed-captioning upon request. Please contact us at least a week prior to the webinar to allow time for scheduling with a captioner.

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    The webinar link will prompt you to download the GoTo Opener. For troubleshooting questions, please refer to GoTo Webinar’s support page: https://support.goto.com/webinar

  • What video conferencing program does CNF use for their webinars?

    We use GoTo Meeting. After you register for the webinar, you will receive an email with a link to the class.

  • Is there a preferred browser for viewing the webinar?

    Yes: Chrome tends to work best with the GoTo Webinar software.

  • I’d like to attend a webinar but have a conflict. Will the program be offered at another time?

    Our webinars are usually presented on Wednesday at 2:00 pm Eastern time. We rarely repeat webinars, but we do send out a recording of the program to everyone who registers, and you may watch the program at your conviencence.