Monday, October 05, 2009

This month, Heather Domin and I are going to be looking at the intersection of writing and spirituality (and, in honor of the season, spiritualism). This can take a lot of forms – ritual, (divine) inspiration, the gods and saints associated with writing, superstitions about writing. Heck, we might even talk about automatic writing and writing from beyond the grave.

Is writing channeling the gods or your own inner demons? Or both? Do rituals work, or are they a crutch? Are certain times of year – say, autumn – more conducive to writing thanks to something in the air?

This week, we'll be looking at rituals for writing; next week, inspiration. Later in the month, we'll be covering gods and goddesses associated with writing, saints and symbols, and during the last week of October, superstitions. We'll be posting in our own journals, and cross-posting as well.

And every Wednesday, we'll be coming clean and giving updates on our ONoWriMo progress.

We're really looking forward to your ideas and comments throughout the month!


  1. Sounds great! Looking forward to your insights...

    Happy writing!!

  2. whee, October posting!

  3. Anonymous8:41 AM

    Autumn is more conductive to writing for me. For one, I just feel inspired in Autumn. Secondly, it's not so stinkin' hot in Autumn so I can actually think!


  4. I'm psyched to read more!