Welcome to May!
This month, let’s focus on the name of the month, which can also be a verb: May.
The word suggests possibility: “I may choose to start a new writing project.”
It also implies permission, as in: “Yes, you may take time to relax.”
So, let’s treat May as a month of both possibility and permission in our writing.
Embracing possibility in May
Every week this month, pick one kind of writing that you’d like to explore, even for fun.
- Write a song lyric or a poem
- Try humor writing
- Write a story from your childhood
Don’t worry about whether it will be any good. Just give it a shot and see what you learn from it.
Does it feel self-indulgent? Frivolous? That’s where we get to the permission part.
Yes, you may write
Exploring your writing and trying new things—that’s how you grow as a writer. If you cannot easily grant yourself that permission, you officially have mine.
You may write. Write what you may.
Sometimes we use the word may as a kind of benediction. So, I’ll close with that.
May you flourish as a writer.
Did you miss the last monthly challenges?
Here are the months so far: