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This is the final post in my current series of blogs about taking the brakes off of your personal energy and innate goodness.
Today, I am sharing ideas about why it matters for writers to understand our personal energy, and to be aware of the type of energy that we’re putting into our writing.
Nowadays, most of us are bombarded with information and writing that is packed with different kinds of energy.
Some communications are uplifting, funny and inspiring. Others are angry, demeaning, fearful. Of course, many pieces of writing are boring because the energy of emotion is not present in them at all!
Your writing has an energy to it that often reflects the kind of day that you’re having. This doesn’t mean you should only write when your energy is “good”. Sometimes, the “negative” energy is just what a story needs to create drama and interest. So, it’s not necessary that your energy becomes all sunshine and roses. However, it’s helpful to track your energy over the course of time to notice how the type of energy you are experiencing and creating affects your writing.
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The Energy Boosters for Writers worksheet is something I’m putting together for my 7 Elixirs class for Writers that I’ll going to be offering this fall in the Chicago area. It’s based on the writing coaching work that I’ve done in the last few years.
I’ve noticed that finishing projects often requires that we manage our energy for the toughest part of writing which is when we are refining our work. This is the time when we throw out good and sometimes great ideas for the sake of a story or grant application or marketing brochure or memoir.
This worksheet may not make complete sense, because it’s out of context to the rest of the course that I’ll be giving. Yet, I’m sharing it anyway because it’s rather self-explanatory, and shows you a different way of managing your time and energy in conjunction with your writing.
Energy Booster for Writers Worksheet
Hope you’ve enjoyed this series of blogs! Tomorrow, we’ll be back to some literary musings.