The Writing Hour is an experiment in shared writing time, offered as part of Linda France’s Writing the Climate Residency. There will be an opportunity to come together once a month on Zoom and simply write together in silence.
Concentration is contagious and working in a group setting can make a big difference to the energy and awareness we bring to our writing. There will be no preamble or structure apart from a free-writing prompt, with half an ear on the weather and the world around us, to get us started. We will write for around 50 minutes and there will be a brief (entirely non- compulsory) space at the end to share any passing thoughts with fellow writers.
Writing in the session once a month might be all the time you need. You may feel inspired to schedule in more writing hours on your own. It might help you make progress on a piece of work that’s stalled or a whole new project might come to the surface. It’s worth a try.
These sessions are designed for writers with their own ongoing practice or those used to writing alongside others in workshop situations. There is no formal guidance or teaching but simply a chance to come together, open our hearts, minds and language banks and connect with others in writerly solidarity.
Read more about Writing the Climate here.