5 Ways To Get Hyped About Writing In The New Year

So here are 5 ways to get excited about writing in the new year…

#1 Reread some old writing and reminisce on memories from your writing past.

#2 Give weight to your writing.

#3 Set a daily writing goal

#4 Find a writing or accountability buddy.

#5 Start writing RIGHT NOW!

What’s been helping me stay creative…

  • This panel discussion between Jamaican writers (Nicole Dennis-Benn, Marlon James, and Kei Miller gave me a lot to think about a younger Jamaican-American trying to infuse the diaspora and Caribbean culture into my work. By Key West Literary Seminar.
  • A little more random, bur rapping is an art form and quintessential part of black culture, right? Well, I’ve been laughing to myself in the evenings about 00’s MTV and watching The (White) Rapper Show to soothe my moods during these coup-like times.
  • If you’re looking for artist or writer residencies to apply to this year, check out this listing from Alliance of Artist Communities.
  • Since I’m a writer on submissions for my debut book, I’ve made a “Getting Published” playlist on Spotify of useful podcast episodes.

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AUTHOR of WHEN THEY TELL YOU TO BE GOOD (Tin House Books, Oct ’22) | The Creative Hour Podcast | Twitter @prshakur | https://princeshakur.carrd.co/

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AUTHOR of WHEN THEY TELL YOU TO BE GOOD (Tin House Books, Oct ’22) | The Creative Hour Podcast | Twitter @prshakur | https://princeshakur.carrd.co/

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