As we head into the busy-cozy season, it can be a real challenge to maintain momentum with our writing.

So before things take a turn for the hectic and spirited, I have three potent little invitations for you.

First, take a moment to reflect on three gifts related to your writing you’d like to thank 2018 for.

Write them down. Pin them above your writing desk. Send these stars my way if you like, so I can celebrate them with you.

Here are mine:

    • I went on my first writing retreat where I re-committed to writing my genre-bending spiritual memoir
    • I wrote a lyric essay called “Learning to See” that honours two things that are very important to me art and friendship.
    • I booked a seaplane (another first!) to Vancouver Island to attend my third reading for the “Swelling with Pride” book launch (Pssst, Vancouver Islanders: I’d love to see you December 8th at the Nanaimo Public Library!).

Now let’s think about wishes, too, so we can manifest the dreams we have for our writing lives going forward.

Write them down. Pin them above your writing desk. Send them my way, too!

If you need some support to meet your goals structure, accountability, a warm writing community, or simply learning a few new tricks I have a little something for you this Cyber Monday morning:

* An invitation to spark your stories with $30 off the winter sessions of my CNF e-courses! *

Both 6-week online courses will run January 21 to March 4 and the regular course fee of $349 USD will be discounted at check out with your Cyber Spark Monday coupon codes.

This is the deepest discount I offer on my courses, just once a year. Today’s coupon codes are good until midnight EST (or until all spots for the upcoming sessions are filled, whichever comes first!)

Eager to explore CNF forms inspired by visual art? Check out Spark Your *Visual* Story and save $30 with coupon code SPARK30

Ready to rock hybrid “outlier” forms like the flash essay, prose poem, lyric essay and hermit crab essay? Visit Spark Your *Outlier* Story and claim your discount with coupon code CYBER30.

I’m already looking forward to a new year, full of new, exciting, and beautiful possibilities.

I hope this little gift helps fire you up about the possibilities for your writing, too!

Sending my best and hope to hear from you soon with those stars and wishes…

Happy Monday, Writers!