Welcome to week seven. This week is largely about deepening our experiences of creative practice. You’ve been reading, writing, reflecting, and hopefully those activities are helping you to connect just a little more with your creative and inner life. But you are also probably getting quite busy: other courses, life obligations, work – whatever is in your life that is stressful. This is often the week where that kind of thing starts to accumulate. So, take your time, go slow, remember to take care of yourself.
Make sure you work on the writing project this week (it’s provisionally due next week). Work in a focused and productive way. If you need help, or if you want feedback, please let me know. If you are not sure what to write about, take a look at the Choosing Subjects for Writing page for some suggestions and ideas.
Also, do the creative activity for week seven. This is the second activity focused on themes. As with the first themes activity, your reflections on this activity might be quite personal. In that case, your notes are just for you.
Keep going. Stay in touch. If you need help, let me know. That's what I’m here for.
If you’d like to do a deep dive into some of the related ideas from this week, here’s a short list of further resources:
Further Readings for Week 7: Writing Advice
Timeless Advice on Writing
Top Authors Share Their Tips on Writing
Susan Sontag’s Advice to Writers
11 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Writers with Advice for Aspiring Authors
Margaret Atwood's 10 Rules of Writing
Five Steps to Become a Better Writer
Stephen King on Adverbs
Jeanette Winterson's 10 Tips on Writing
10 Rules for Writing Fiction Part One
10 Rules for Writing Fiction Part Two