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Upcoming: #SlipperCamp: #Mindfulness

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I’ve been searching for awhile for the next topic of my online writing Slipper Camp. This one will take us into the the election and past it. (Starting October 29, ending 20 days later.) We will be writing at a heightened time, a critical time in our lives and the life of this country. I don’t need to remind any of us about that. Every topic I thought of I ended up rejecting. Not deep enough to create 30 prompts around at a time like this. Then I came upon this photo. It reminded me of one I took years ago on Fire Island. A photo of a majestic sand castle I found early one morning as the tide was coming in. And I marveled at the non-attachment of building such a creation, knowing it would be destroyed by the next wave. So here’s the topic of the next online writing Slipper Camp – Mindfulness. We’ll be writing about times we’ve lived our lives in every moment. Times we’ve been present even as we’ve built and loved, knowing that life can change in a moment. Like a beautiful sand castle that’s washed away by the next wave. Impermanence. Non-attachment. The circle of life. Hope and faith. Mindfulness. That’s what I’m creating prompts about. I hope you’ll be writing along with me.

It will be the same format as always – 10 writers will receive 3 illustrated prompts about Mindfulness every OTHER morning for 20 days along with daily writing tips and coaching suggestions.

You’ll be writing 1,000 words (2 pages) on 1 of the 3 daily prompts and sending them to me by midnight every OTHER day. Whenever I get your words I’ll read them and let you know I got them. At the end of Slipper Camp we’ll set a one-hour call to talk about your writings.

Hundreds of writers have taken this structured online writng course over the past years. The most common comment I hear is that the combination of structure and accountability yields good writing. Books, screenplays, a play, two novels and numerous published articles have been generated in Slipper Camps.

If you want to write online with me, please PM me and we’ll send you details. Starts October 29. Limited to 10 writers, 5 spaces taken already.

THANK YOU

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Slipper Camp Prompt Example

Here is an actual prompt from my Slipper Camp – Love (which has had over 40 students so far).

Every other day I send out three prompts for my slipper campers to choose from (and below is an example of one).

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1. PROMPT: GO AND LOVE SOMEONE…

These words speak to me of the best possible version of love.  Perhaps you’ve experienced that. Perhaps you haven’t and long for it. You might write about having loved someone exactly as they are. No ifs ands or buts. You might write about watching that person become empowered because of your seeing and appreciating them in their essence. It could be a lover, a friend, a spouse, child, grandchild, whoever. If that’s how the quote hits you, please write about a specific moment with that person. A moment when you knew your love was lighting them up. OR…. You might write about a moment when someone else loved you that way. Tell us about that. Or perhaps you haven’t been loved that way or loved someone else like that. You might write about a moment when you longed for that kind of love and didn’t experience it. These words are an open door. The beginning of our exploration into love you’ve given, gotten or longed for.

If you decide to write on this prompt please make your writing specific, not general, using moments with sensory details to tell your story.

How to use a prompt? The way to use a prompt in your writing is to look at the words, close your eyes, and keep them closed until a story, image, memory or first line emerges. Then open your eyes and begin to write. A prompt is an open-ended offering, meant to be translated and used by each of us in our own unique way. You may create a poem, a story, a list, a memory, a fiction, a haiku, a letter, a portrait, anything you like.

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Slipper Camp- IMAGINATION

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On June 24, 2016, IMAGINATION will be the subject of the fifth online Writing Slipper Camp of 2016.

I’ve lived in my imagination my whole life so I’m with Einstein: LOGIC WILL GET YOU FROM POINT A TO POINT B. IMAGINATION WILL TAKE YOU ANYWHERE.

Over 325 writers/non-writers have taken this structured online writing class since 2011. Books/screenplays and a play have been started and finished in Slipper Camps; articles written from prompts have been published; writers have used this structured online Slipper Camp to start or renew their writing practice.

I hope you will be 1 of 10 writers who will take this particular Slipper Camp. You will receive 3 illustrated prompts about IMAGINATION every OTHER morning for 20 days, along with daily writing tips and coaching suggestions. You will be writing 1,000 words (2 pages) on 1 of the 3 daily prompts and sending it to me by midnight every OTHER day.

Starts June 24 and ends July 13.
Please register on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/624838514346090/) or email me!

Cost: $200 .

Let’s ring in the summer of 2016 with our words about IMAGINATION.

Only open to the first 10 writers who sign up.

Thank you.
Can’t wait to read your writings.
xoxo

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Slipper Camp – IT’S ABOUT TIME

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Dear Friends,

The first online Slipper Camps 2016 (LOVE, LOVE 2.0 and HOME) have generated the most exquisite writings. Thank you for your words. I feel honored to receive them.

On May 20, 2016, IT’S ABOUT TIME will be the subject of the next online Writing Slipper Camp of 2016.

I hope you will be 1 of 10 writers who will receive 3 illustrated prompts about TIME every OTHER morning for 20 days, along with daily writing tips and coaching suggestions. You will be writing 1,000 words (2 pages) on 1 of the 3 daily prompts and sending them to me by midnight every OTHER day. We will talk on the phone after Slipper Camp ends.

IT’S ABOUT TIME starts on May 20 and ends on June 8. As always, it will fill up fast so please let me know if you’re joining us.

Over 300 writers/non-writers have taken this structured online writing class since 2011. Books have been started and finished in Slipper Camps; scripts have been written; writings from Slipper Camps have been published in journals.

If interested, please email me at lspravina21@gmail.com or join the Facebook event here. The price is $200 for the entire Slipper Camp and I accept check, paypal, etc.

Let’s ring in the summer of 2016 with our writings about TIME!

Also – the subject of Slipper Camp JUNE will be THE WORLD OF MY IMAGINATION.
Starts June 20 (first day of summer) ends July 9.

Please feel free to sign up for one or both of these. Again, Slipper Camps fill up fast!

THANK YOU!

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CORRECTION: Slipper Camp – HOME

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Dear Ones,
One little letter off! On April 10, 2016, HOME will be the subject of the fourth online Writing Slipper Camp of 2016. Not Hope, HOME.

That’s not to say that HOPE wouldn’t be a terrific topic for a Slipper Camp. But after creating 60 prompts on LOVE over the past few months, Hope was leading me down some of the same roads as I thought about new prompts.

So we’ll be writing about HOME. Be it ever so humble, HOME is more than a place. It’s also an idea. It’s where the heart is.

I hope you will be 1 of 10 writers who will receive 3 illustrated prompts about HOME every OTHER morning for 20 days, along with daily writing tips and coaching suggestions. You will be writing 1,000 words (2 pages) on 1 of the 3 daily prompts and sending it to me by midnight every OTHER day.

Starts April 10, Ends April 29. Over 300 writers/non-writers have taken this structured online writing class since 2011.

Let’s continue to ring in 2016 with our words about HOME.
Can’t wait to read your writings.
xoxo

Here is the link to the Facebook event.

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Slipper Camp – HOPE

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On April 10, 2016, HOPE will be the subject of the fourth online Writing Slipper Camp of 2016.

I hope you will be 1 of 10 writers who will receive 3 illustrated prompts about HOPE every OTHER morning for 20 days, along with daily writing tips and coaching suggestions. You will be writing 1,000 words (2 pages) on 1 of the 3 daily prompts and sending it to me by midnight every OTHER day.

Starts April 10, Ends April 29. Over 250 writers/non-writers have taken this structured online writing class since 2011.

Let’s continue to ring in 2016 with a healthy dose of HOPE! xoxo

Here is the link to the Facebook event.

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Slipper Camp Love 2.0

On March 4, 2016, LOVE will be the subject of the online Writing Slipper Camp of 2016. These will be ALL NEW prompts :).

I hope you will be 1 of 10 writers who will receive 3 illustrated prompts about LOVE every OTHER morning for 20 days, along with daily writing tips and coaching suggestions. You will be writing 1,000 words (2 pages) on 1 of the 3 daily prompts and sending it to me by midnight every OTHER day.

Starts March 4, Ends March 23. Over 250 writers/non-writers have taken this structured online writing class since 2011.

Let’s focus our energies on a healthy dose of LOVE in 2016! xoxo

To register email me here or on Facebook here.

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Slipper Camp – Love & Mercy

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Dear Writers,

I’m excited to announce a brand new Slipper Camp. The subject: LOVE & MERCY ON AUGUST 2 – AUGUST 21.

WHAT IS SLIPPER CAMP?
Slipper Camp is a 20 day online writing experience. (10 days of receiving writing prompts; 2 days to write each one.) I call it Slipper Camp because you can stay home and write in your PJ’S and slippers.

Every morning at 7:00 AM the day’s prompts will arrive in your mailbox. You will be asked to write 1,000 words every other day (approx. 2 pages) on a prompt of your choice and you will send it to me by midnight of the following day.

Every day I will acknowledge that I got it. Every day I will read your writing. But I won’t comment on it yet. (Because Slipper Camp is designed to create a rhythm of writing daily or every other day, without feedback. Yet.)

When the 20 days are up, you will have written 10,000 words. No small feat.

When the 20 days are up we will talk one-on-one (over the phone) about your writing.

NOTE: SLIPPER CAMP IS ONLY OPEN TO THE FIRST 10 WRITERS WHO SIGN UP. Can’t read more than that every day!

THE TOPIC: LOVE & MERCY
This Slipper Camp will guide you to write about love and mercy in any way you choose. What does love mean to you? Is mercy a sign of weakness or strength? Every day there will be several different prompts to choose from. What you write will depend on how the prompts hit you.

SLIPPER CAMP: THE STORY
In 2011, I noticed that there were many online Writing Boot Camps – they all ask for writing to be done every day. I decided that pace was too hectic – ergo, Slipper Camp. Geared to our busy lives. A gentler way to get some great writing done over 20 days. I create three unique prompts per day for you to choose from – totaling 30 prompts per Slipper Camp. OR you can choose to write from none of the prompts and use this as a kickass way to get 10,000 words written over 20 days. However you do it, It WORKS.

Now, over 250 writers later, this is my 16th Slipper Camp with brand new prompts.

So let’s get writing and have some fun! Please message me for the fee. I welcome you to Slipper Camp!

Also, sign up using this link: https://lindaschreyer.wordpress.com/writing-classes/slipper-camps/