I've had bad writer's block, so I'm thinking of starting the #WritingPrompts again. For those of you new to my paywall content, in the past I've done writing prompts to get the creative juices flowing and posted them for my subscribers. If anyone wants to join in, contribute to whatever prompts you want, if you are able and only if you feel comfortable sharing.
There is only one rule for anyone partaking or observing:
1. NO UNSOLICITED FEEDBACK -- a lot of the stuff that comes out in writer's prompts is very personal. If I'm asking a question -- it doesn't mean I'm actually looking for an answer. It just means that question came out in the writing prompt and it's something I need to consider. The prompts also aren't cries for help or digging for compliments, so please don't feel the need to pump me up or call the suicide hotline. It's truly just timed stream of conscious writing.
This goes for other people partaking in the exercise. If someone shares something in a prompt and they don't ask for advice--don't give them advice! I understand and appreciate the desire to help but in order for people to feel like they can be honest in their writing prompts, they have to feel safe to say whatever the fuck comes up.
If the prompt made you reflect on something in yourself or your life -- GREAT! -- I want to hear all about it. If you want to partake and post your writing prompt in the comments-- that's awesome! Make sure you save them in a word doc first so you don't lose it.
All of this stuff will be for subscribers only as in my past experience with prompts, shit gets real!
Today on #WalkInsWelcome I had a great talk with comedian turned political commentator Lee Camp about his political awakening, why we should turn off all mainstream corporate media, how the Democrats are not really a left-wing party, and so much more.
I totally forgot to post this here yesterday! I was laughing too hard at the Martha's Vineyard stuff. Nimesh is hilarious and his special on youtube "Thank You, China" is great. He's not holding back.
I spoke to Greg Lukianoff for #WalkInsWelcome about how deeply messed up it is to tell people they're more fragile than they are, how the victimhood mentality is undermining cognitive behavioral therapy, and how he wishes business wasn't booming at FIRE.
Maybe we should just focus on TV show reviews.
Grandpa's letter home after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Maggie is back! Also: The "No Complaining" challenge.
This week's question: How do people (new parents in particular) manage, deal with, or get over their fears?
Some of you have been asking if we have a list of our promo codes for all the Dumpster Fire & Walk-Ins Welcome sponsors. We made a list and you can find it here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11ErjcLnuDxjb4FibbeY3yh97UOUyfeqr5xz6zKV57mw/edit?usp=sharing
We'll do our best to keep it updated.
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We might not have any control over the news cycle—but we can control our habits and attitude. It all starts with us. And hopefully a little piece of that will start here.