The final round of 10 Days of Summer Writing Prompts begins on August 18th. The theme of this round of writing prompts is Campfires and Connections.
This round of daily prompts is designed to inspire writing the stories that heal us and free us. It may be the story that’s been hard to say out loud and by sharing it, your words become a spark for someone else to add their story to the circle.
As always, the prompts take 15 minutes a day and there is nothing to turn it. You open the email with the prompt only when you are ready to write.
The cost is $30 for ten days of writing prompts. At the end of the ten days, you get a file with all the prompts. You can do them over and over again and each time the prompt will reveal a different story. Even if I’m working on a book, I start my writing with a 15-minute prompt and often discover there is something in the prompt that ends up in my book. For me, doing a writing prompt is like stretching before I workout. I’m going to have a better workout if I prepare my body.
You also have the option of adding a private consultation with me to discuss your writing and/or publishing questions (Everyone wants to know why and how I self-published through my platform, Beautiful Infinity Books). I only offer these sessions if you’ve been on a retreat with me or you are part of the writing prompts.
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“I have such gratitude for how gentle and encouraging Betsy was with my writing and how that feeling of safety allowed me to dig deeper.”
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How it works:
The writing prompts arrive daily in your email box. It’s up to you to choose when to open the email and write for 15 minutes. Many people find it meaningful to sign up with a friend or a family member and read their writing to each other. There is nothing to turn in. There are no deadlines. If summer gets busy and you decide to complete the prompts later, you’ll receive a file at the end of the series with ALL the prompts.
If you are needing more guidance on your writing or publishing there is the option to sign up for a private consultation with Betsy (info at the end of this email). You must be part of the writing series to sign up for the consultations.
“I wrote stories that I never knew wanted to be told – and a couple that even though I suspected they needed to be told, I had never been ready to tell them.”
“The writing prompts are definitely clearing some blocks.”
“This is helping me get clear on my book.”
“Thanks, Betsy for giving me the opportunity, the inspiration, and the courage to finally begin to tell these stories.”
Why writing prompts?
The writing prompt series is a good way to set up a regular writing practice or to get out of the stuck parts of your current one.
The focus is on personal history storytelling. You’ll write about the past. You’ll also write in the direction you want your life to go.
What parts of your life need to be witnessed? (You may be surprised.)
What parts of your life need to heal?
What is the next chapter of your life? Here’s your chance to write it.
I was hoping to kick start my daily writing with Betsy’s prompts. I assumed these would feel more like daily homework assignments. But instead of assignments, they felt more like a daily gift. I couldn’t wait to sit down at Starbucks each day, set my 15-minute timer, open my email, and see what story was going to be coaxed out of me that day. The prompts should come with a warning for anyone writing in a public space such as a coffee shop. Warning: Committing to these prompts can cause spontaneous laughing and/or crying while writing!
Michael Shutt, Actor & Storyteller, Los Angeles
Or, join for the full three-month series for $79 (FULL) and be part of an online gathering on Saturday, August 24th at 9 am PST. The three months includes 10 days of writing prompts each month, plus the optional online gathering. (FULL)
Join the Three-Month Summer Writing Series & Optional Online Gathering:
June 21-30 Ten Days of Writing Prompts: We are The Lucky Ones (COMPLETE)
July 21-30 Ten Days of Writing Prompts: Kumbaya & Songs of the Heart (COMPLETE)
August 18-27 Ten Days of Writing Prompts: Campfires & Connections (Begins August 18th)
Saturday, August 24th at 9 am PST Optional Storytelling Gathering (via Zoom)
“Betsy’s intuitive writing prompts have uncovered the story within and taken me down writing pathways I could’ve never imagined.”
~ Melanie Ericksen, www.soulplay.us
Are you ready to write a book or TED-style talk?
You can add a private consultation with Betsy to discuss your story (only available through September 15, 2019). The consultation includes additional personalized writing prompts and bonus follow-up session on writing and publishing (including resources for both traditional and self-publishing). There are no levels for your writing, only the desire to stop talking about that book or talk you want to write – and begin to write it.
Fee: ***$111 includes a 40-minute session via Zoom to discuss your writing, additional personalized prompts, and a bonus session via Zoom to discuss publishing options (all to be scheduled by September 15, 2019. Click here to pay. ***(You must be signed up for the Summer Writing Series to book a private session.)
Any questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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~ Victoria, NYC
“There is no better person than Betsy to help you start telling your stories.”
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