New Word of the Day Daily Practice
The WOTD club meets every day, Monday through Friday on Zoom. In the class, we do a mini-version of what we do in the bi-weekly webinars with the intention of getting inspired to write as soon as we end the half-hour meeting. There is no charge; it’s a labor of love. Please let me know if you’d like to try it, and we’ll send you a link.
The Word of the Day Webinar on Wednesday, 12/14/22
We worked on improving our relationships with the only critic who matters, ourselves. I believe that your level of self-trust determines success! Using the Word of the Day techniques, we learned a lot about where we are on the self-love spectrum, what basis we approve of ourselves, and what it takes for us to feel that way. It was a fascinating class because we all judged ourselves based on our productivity.
The path to success is finding a new self-appreciation for who we are, not what we do. The WOTD practice helps bolster self-trust because you can constantly delight yourself with new levels of creativity.
If you trust yourself as being a good person, any criticism received on a writing project will affect you much less because the outcome doesn’t define who you are.
Also, developing self-trust is essential because, without it, you won’t trust others, which can be pretty lonely.
Consider your pet or child, from whom we get what is termed “unconditional love.” This is not true. These relationships are based on a transaction: We feed and care for pets and kids, and we get trust in return! Trust that we will always be there to feed and care for them.
The next webinar will be on January 4, 2023.
Happy Holidays and every success in the new year!
Here’s to your successful writing,
Professor Marilyn Horowitz