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Revive Your Creativity: The Energizing Art of Playful Writing

August 30, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EDT

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Stuck in a writing rut? Playful exploration will enliven your primary work and foster a sustainable creative practice over a lifetime.

Feeling creatively burned out? Has your writing well run dry? Bored with your own ideas? Writing, like any creative endeavor, takes off when we embrace the wild, weird, and unpredictable. And words that were fun to write are fun to read!

Together, we’ll try to awaken the words we might write if it didn’t matter what we said. We’ll discuss how to get out of a creative rut by taking a playful, low-stakes approach to your writing process. Through exercises and examples, we’ll consider ways to knock our writing off balance, on purpose, and discover the rewards of paying less attention to the ends and more attention to the means.

Writing without the goal of publication is never time wasted, but balancing joyful exploration with rigor and precision will bring more of your words into the world. 

In this webinar, you will:

  • DISCOVER writing in “open mode,” prioritizing curiosity over correctness
  • GAIN exercises and techniques that foster generative play
  • REVISE recklessly with a nothing-to-lose mentality 

This webinar is for 

  • Writers who are bored, stuck, or paralyzed by perfectionism
  • Writers who have forgotten why they started writing in the first place
  • Writers who have finished big projects and are struggling to restart the “next thing”
  • Intermediate or Advanced writers with a fairly consistent writing practice

Closed captioning is available. ✔
All registrants receive the recording. ✔


LINDSEY DELOACH JONES holds a BA and MA in English and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction. In 2021-22 she taught as the Writer-in-Residence at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. She currently teaches writing online and in-person via Writeshare, the writers’ network she co-founded in Upstate SC. Lindsey previously taught literature and fiction writing at Clemson University and served as Editor of Emrys Journal and Edible Upcountry.

Among other places, her essays have been published in Split Lip, under the gum tree, Paste, Pigeon Pages, Brevity Blog, South Carolina Review, Salvation South, and Ruminate. She is a recipient of the VanderMey Nonfiction Prize, and an essay nominated by Pigeon Pages was recently a finalist for Best of the Web.



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August 30, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EDT
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Lindsey DeLoach Jones
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