March 2022 Writing Corner Schedule

A photo of my desk, featuring a paper calendar for the month of March made by Goatbunny.

The launch of the Writing Corner (my patron-only private Discord server) last week was a success! I loved being able to talk about life, writing and artistic craft with a handful of you. I ended the evening feeling so excited about writing. The world is hard and inflexible right now. It felt nice to cultivate a little space to talk about the craft and practice of creativity and writing.

As the Writing Corner is primarily a text chat hangout at the moment, I want to make sure that people feel comfortable dropping in at any point during the 5 à 7 (5pm to 7pm). To give us a tiny little bit of structure, I share below a tentative schedule for the month of March. Not only will this keep me on track (in theory), but for those joining us late, they know what they're dropping into!


5 à 7, March 7 2022:

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Special activity proposed for this week: a mini-workshop or group discussion on how to do writing sprints and use writing sprints to counter artist block.
5 to 5.05
Opening writing activity
5.15 to 5.30
Intros and check-in, everyone sets their intention for the evening, share how writing (or general creative practice) has gone since last Writing Corner
5.30 to 6
Mini-workshop/discussion on writing sprints and how to use them to counter artist block
6 to 6.10
Second writing activity
6.10 to 6.55
If people want to share their writing or current artistic projects and get feedback from myself and other participants, now's the time to do it!
6.55 to 7
One last writing activity to close out the evening

5 à 7, March 21 2022:

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Special activity proposed for this week: a mini-workshop or group discussion on why writing dialogue is the one thing that trips me up EVERY TIME!!!!
5 to 5.05
Opening writing activity
5.15 to 5.30
Intros and check-in, everyone sets their intention for the evening, share how writing (or general creative practice) has gone since last Writing Corner
5.30 to 6
Mini-workshop/discussion on dialogue (the BANE of my existence, sigh)
6 to 6.10
Second writing activity
6.10 to 6.55
If people want to share their writing or current artistic projects and get feedback from myself and other participants, now's the time to do it!
6.55 to 7
One last writing activity to close out the evening

5 à 7, March 28 2022:

Special activity proposed for this week: your choice! I'll throw it out to the group in advance, and we'll decide together what the activity is.
5 to 5.05
Opening writing activity
5.15 to 5.30
Intros and check-in, everyone sets their intention for the evening, share how writing (or general creative practice) has gone since last Writing Corner
5.30 to 6
Discussion on a topic chosen by the Writing Corner participants.
6 to 6.10
Second writing activity
6.10 to 6.55
If people want to share their writing or current artistic projects and get feedback from myself and other participants, now's the time to do it!
6.55 to 7
One last writing activity to close out the evening

All right! I finally sat down and made the above schedules based on my notes from last week. I feel accomplished, and very excited (and a bit nervous too!) about how the March iterations of this experiment will go. See you in the Writing Corner!

Gersande La Flèche

Gersande La Flèche

By day I am a writing coach & freelance English-French translator. By night (or rather by dawn because I'm an early bird) I scribble away at poetry, prose, and essays in one of my many notebooks.
MTL // Tiohtià:ke