Writer’s Emergency Hope Kit
Much like an emergency preparedness kit, designed to help us get through disasters, writers need to have something that helps us remember why we write. The Writer’s Emergency Hope Kit (WEHK) is a stellar idea. It is guaranteed to get us through the self-inflicted maelstrom of negativity.
1. An “accolades and compliments” file
2. Links to particularly inspiring blog posts, books, Youtube clips, quotes, photos, lists of movies, even foods that when eaten make you feel abundant.
3. A list of what’s worked in the past—aka things to try first.
4. Role models who embody or invite hope.
5. List the times you anticipated disaster and it turned out better than expected. Include incidents in your larger life and ones particular to writing.
6. Lastly, if you’ve experienced outright failures or disasters, and you can’t really see them as otherwise—yet—make a list of the positives which emerged in the aftermath.
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We create and perfect our writing then send it out into the world for others to enjoy, evaluate, and talk about. Hope is what keeps us moving forward.
If you have a WEHK, what do you have in it? If you don’t, what would be your essential items?