Hello & Welcome to the Quick Write Club FAQ page!
I often get questions about the Quick Write Club and Wednesday Writing Groups. Below are a few Qs and As, and a sneak peek at weekly content.
What do you write about each week?
Group members can choose the journaling prompt created by Robin, any part of the prompt, OR write on their own topic. The weekly prompts are always optional.
Do I have to share what I write?
Heck, no! After our timed writing, everyone is invited to share either a ‘snippet’ of their writing (content) OR about the writing process they experienced in the sessions that include sharing time. Though the conversation is always thought-provoking, sharing is always optional. Sharing personal writing (your words) is never required. Contributing to the conversation is expected in the “community” session.
I’m a teen. Can I join?
Robin has been facilitating writing with teens for 25+ years and loves to write with them, but due to the sometimes-sensitive nature of the conversations, Wed Writing Groups are currently for grown-up gals. Robin would love to add a teen writing group in the future, but struggles to find the right day/time!
Do I have to attend every week?
Weekly attendance is not mandatory (you’re a grown-up, after all), but regular attendance is encouraged to meet the goal of the writing community: build your journaling/writing habit. Group members in the 8:00 – 9:00 am ‘community session’ enjoy time to visit. Doors open at 7:45 for that group.
Can’t or don’t want to attend regularly? No problem. *Watch for a new pay-per-session option coming soon. Or, try out the newest option starting Feb 28th: the “Resources” membership (no groups, just journaling resources).
Can I see the writing prompts & resources?
Content is available to Quick Write Club members.
Can I see a sample of the weekly writing topics?
Do you have any writing resources for me to write on my own?
Sure do! You can get 12 free writing prompt activities here. And, the newest Quick Write Club option gives you access to weekly prompts to write on your own without ever joining a writing group.
How much does it cost?
There are two membership options, each with its pricing. Your cost will depend on which membership works for you and which price point fits best. The benefits of each membership & the registration buttons are here.
Where can I sign up for the Quick Write Club?
Jump over to the Write With Us page.
A Sample of Journaling Prompts…
Each original, layered weekly prompt contains 4 layers: a quote, a list, an unraveling & discovering prompt, and… an image.
Sometimes it’s the quote that grabs us:
- “Everything you do along your journey contributes to where you’re going.” – Jen Sincero
- “Even the dull moments that make you long to be elsewhere, will prepare you for where you want to be, and you will have gratitude when you arrive there.” – Morgan Haper Nichols
- “We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” – Oprah Winfrey
- “We don’t choose what’s going to wake us up.” – Dani Shapiro
Sometimes, lists speak to us:
- List and write about 3 personal strengths.
- List 3 books you’d like to read this year.
- List 3 things that made life better last week.
Sometimes, we’re ready to jump into the extended prompt and start unraveling:
- This time last year…
- (After creating a list of colors): Write short poems, one after another about each color, letting each color move, trigger memories, and suggest images.
- Open a book or magazine and let the first word that jumps out at you be your prompt today.
- (After creating a vertical list A – Z): Write the first word that comes to mind for each letter. (Don’t censor!)
And sometimes it’s the image that gets us thinking (and writing)…
Paris, 2017 – When one door opens…
One step leads to the next…
Spills & splatters… the year unfolds in all its messiness.
Despite limits, we can find ways to grow.
How will you grow this year?
“… With so many distractions, it’s easy to forget to pause and take stock.” Queen Elizabeth II, 2014 Christmas message
What worries you today? Write it out. Get it out. Work it ou. Start fresh.
Here’s a layered prompt from 2022. Set a timer for five minutes and try it out!
January 19, 2022
Good morning! Welcome to
5 AM Wednesday Writing Group (Quick Write Wednesday).
Quote: “It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.” ― Roy T. Bennett
List… three books you’d like to read this year (look them up if you need to!)
Prompt: What kind of person do you aspire to be? What would you be doing? Where would you be living? Would you have to get out of your ‘comfort zone” to be this person or do this thing? What would it take for that to happen? Describe in as much detail as you can. Sky’s the limit.
What they’re saying in Wednesday Writing groups…
I can’t believe where my brain goes when I start writing each week!
Oh, that’s a good book! You’ll like that one!
Oh my gosh! I had this idea as I was writing today!
I’m so glad to have this time and space.
You made my week! Thank you.
Great to meet you!
Holy shit! I did it!
Thank you for giving me exactly what I needed today.
I needed this!
Some of us prefer to journal/write in the quiet of 2:00 AM. Cool! Some prefer a green, bustling park or a shady patio at 2:00 pm. Also cool. You do YOU, friend. I’ll provide the tools. You make the time. Because it’s time to show up for you.
Ready to join the Quick Write Club— to write with us or on your own with weekly prompts prepared for you?