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The Real Writer The Real Writer is manuscript editor Chris Stewart, who cuts through the myths & delusions about the

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Be wild your way, Real Writers. Find your "wide swell window" and embrace the break.
10/20/2022
Welcoming the Wild

Be wild your way, Real Writers. Find your "wide swell window" and embrace the break.

Find your wide swell window and embrace the break.

New writing adventure! Be a ninja poet (and some random acts of kindness etiquette from a recent drive-through experienc...
09/05/2022
Be a Ninja Poet

New writing adventure! Be a ninja poet (and some random acts of kindness etiquette from a recent drive-through experience.)

Writing Adventure #4 & Starbucks Drive-Through Random Acts of Kindness Etiquette

Filling the well: a pictorial and video essay of my recent writing retreat on Maryland's Eastern Shore. And the Mermaid ...
06/26/2022
Writing Retreat by the Sea

Filling the well: a pictorial and video essay of my recent writing retreat on Maryland's Eastern Shore. And the Mermaid Museum!

Filling the well.

The stars are in your favor through July 28th - time to make your writing dreams a reality. You're never too old to make...
06/05/2022
The Stars are in Your Favor

The stars are in your favor through July 28th - time to make your writing dreams a reality. You're never too old to make a wish! (And then take action.)

A Magical Window is Open - Make a Wish

Embrace the imperfection and simplicity of wabi-sabi writing.
05/22/2022
Wabi-Sabi Writing

Embrace the imperfection and simplicity of wabi-sabi writing.

Forget your perfect offering.

Meet Solange, my self-portrait mannequin who just turned sixteen! Read her creation story and about how to make your own...
05/15/2022
Meet My Self-Portrait Mannequin

Meet Solange, my self-portrait mannequin who just turned sixteen! Read her creation story and about how to make your own self-portrait.

Solange just turned sweet sixteen!

Field trip! Time for your next writing adventure.
05/08/2022
Ekphrastic Magic

Field trip! Time for your next writing adventure.

Writing Adventure #2: Field Trip!

Dabble in rhapsodomancy and consult the poem oracle!
04/25/2022
Consult the Poem Oracle

Dabble in rhapsodomancy and consult the poem oracle!

Rhapsodomancy, anyone? Let's get to the truth.

Create a writer alter ego--it's fun and a bit dangerous. It's just for you and will open doors to creative ideas and wri...
04/10/2022
Create a Writer Alter Ego

Create a writer alter ego--it's fun and a bit dangerous. It's just for you and will open doors to creative ideas and writing you didn't know you had in you. (Share yours if you dare!)

Not for the world - just for you.

Had two great meetings with editing clients this morning. It's exciting when writers are committed to the revision proce...
03/27/2021
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Had two great meetings with editing clients this morning. It's exciting when writers are committed to the revision process!

Lighting the Saint Jane Austen candle for the real writers out there. Here's to your creative success in 2020!Wrote a bo...
01/02/2020
Lighting Saint Jane Austen candle for 2020!

Lighting the Saint Jane Austen candle for the real writers out there. Here's to your creative success in 2020!

Wrote a book and need an editor? I am a developmental editor and work with fiction and nonfiction writers, poets, and essayists.

Email me: [email protected] and let's make sure your acclaim is not long delayed!

Lighting the (secular) Saint Jane Austen candle for the real writers out there. Here's to your creative success in 2020! Wrote a book and need an editor? I a...

Journal With Me: Enter the Living Heart of the World. You're standing at its door, having walked the year's labyrinth. W...
11/24/2019
Journal With Me: The Living Heart of the World

Journal With Me: Enter the Living Heart of the World. You're standing at its door, having walked the year's labyrinth. What will you find when you open it?

Let's journal together on Sundays! Looking for a bit of sacred writing time for self-exploration, relieving stress, and crea...

Journal With Me: Awe is Available. This week it's all about how to let the Universe work its magic in your life!
11/17/2019
Journal With Me: Awe is Available

Journal With Me: Awe is Available. This week it's all about how to let the Universe work its magic in your life!

Let's journal together on Sundays! Looking for a bit of sacred writing time for self-exploration, relieving stress, and creati...

Journal With Me: When Pigs Fly! Meet your spirit animal for this session. The cards connect in a choose your own adventu...
11/10/2019
Journal With Me: When Pigs Fly

Journal With Me: When Pigs Fly! Meet your spirit animal for this session. The cards connect in a choose your own adventure kind of way. Your reaction to the title of the video tells you your path.

Let's journal together on Sundays! Looking for a bit of sacred writing time for self-exploration, relieving stress, and creative...

Journal With Me: Meet Your literary witch! Let 3 conjurors and the surreal images lead you somewhere you've never been! ...
11/03/2019
Journal With Me: Meet Your Literary Witch

Journal With Me: Meet Your literary witch! Let 3 conjurors and the surreal images lead you somewhere you've never been! Who's yours?

Let's journal together on Sundays! Looking for a bit of sacred writing time for self-exploration, relieving stress, and creative ...

Journal With Me: Shake Things Up! Three different ways to move forward & effect (or accept) change. Strong energy in eac...
10/28/2019
Journal With Me: Shake Things Up

Journal With Me: Shake Things Up! Three different ways to move forward & effect (or accept) change. Strong energy in each of these cards. Pick the one that feels riskiest!

Let's journal together on Sundays! Looking for a bit of sacred writing time for self-exploration, relieving stress, and creative...

Writing tip: avoid the well worn plot path.Take the road less traveled. How to "make it new"? (Ezra Pound) Find the smal...
10/27/2019

Writing tip: avoid the well worn plot path.Take the road less traveled. How to "make it new"? (Ezra Pound) Find the small loss/betrayal/change with big impact and work it from inside your characters.

Two Journal With Me videos today. Write for 10 mins based on cards pulled from decks. Fun, no pressure, surprising, insi...
10/20/2019

Two Journal With Me videos today. Write for 10 mins based on cards pulled from decks. Fun, no pressure, surprising, insightful. Brainstorm/plot stories, poems, and essays!

"Signs from the Universe" https://youtu.be/Nk_UUUTKkm0 and "Pathways to Light https://youtu.be/1rKUez0PFv0

Hope they brighten your Sunday and inspire you for the coming week!

Journal With Me: Your Unfolding Timeline. This week we talk time. If you drew a timeline of your life, from beginning to...
10/06/2019
Journal With Me: Your Unfolding Timeline

Journal With Me: Your Unfolding Timeline. This week we talk time. If you drew a timeline of your life, from beginning to end, what would it look like? Where would you be along that line? Let's check the aerial view.

Let's journal together on Sundays! Looking for a bit of sacred writing time for self-exploration, relieving stress, and ...

Journal With Me: Who's Your Anne Shirley? Anne of Green Gables and unicorns. Grab your journal! 👩‍🦰🦄
09/29/2019
Journal With Me: Who's Your Anne Shirley?

Journal With Me: Who's Your Anne Shirley? Anne of Green Gables and unicorns. Grab your journal! 👩‍🦰🦄

Let's journal together on Sundays! Looking for a bit of sacred writing time for self-exploration, relieving st...

Journal With Me: Happy Autumn Equinox! At last, introvert's season! ☔☕🍂📚 This time of year we look to the trees as the s...
09/22/2019
Journal With Me: Autumn Equinox

Journal With Me: Happy Autumn Equinox! At last, introvert's season! ☔☕🍂📚 This time of year we look to the trees as the symbol and metaphor of cycles and change. What is your cycle/season?

Let's journal together on Sundays! Looking for a bit of sacred writing time for self-exploration, relieving stress, and ...

Journal With Me: Honor Yourself. Theme cards to start us off, full moon in Pisces advice, and one of my "Paris hates me"...
09/15/2019
Journal With Me (Sundays): Honor Yourself

Journal With Me: Honor Yourself. Theme cards to start us off, full moon in Pisces advice, and one of my "Paris hates me" stories. Honor yourself in all your 3D glorious messiness!

Let's journal together on Sundays! Looking for a bit of sacred writing time for self-exploration, relieving stress, and...

This week: Journal With Me: Better Self. I forgot to share last week's video, but it's there, along with this week's abr...
09/01/2019
Journal With Me (Sundays): Better Self

This week: Journal With Me: Better Self. I forgot to share last week's video, but it's there, along with this week's abridged version due to family stuff. Sharing a cool project I backed and there's a giveaway!

Let's journal together on Sunday afternoons! Looking for a bit of sacred writing time for self-exploration, relieving stress, ...

Journal With Me this week: discovery, adventure, mystery. Let today's session take your breath away. Dare you! Using the...
08/25/2019
Journal With Me (Sundays): Awakening to Adventure

Journal With Me this week: discovery, adventure, mystery. Let today's session take your breath away. Dare you! Using the mystical Lunar Nomad Oracle by Shaheen Miro.

Let's journal together on Sunday afternoons! Looking for a bit of sacred writing time for self-exploration, relieving stress, and...

Journal With Me this week: Do you still want what you want? Be honest!
08/05/2019
Journal With Me (Sundays): Move and Choose

Journal With Me this week: Do you still want what you want? Be honest!

Let's journal together on Sunday afternoons! Looking for a bit of sacred writing time for self-exploration, relieving stress, and ...

Journal With Me - We take it out into nature on a beautiful (but buggy) summer day! Soak in the intoxicating green and t...
07/28/2019
Journal With Me (Sundays): Receive the Message

Journal With Me - We take it out into nature on a beautiful (but buggy) summer day! Soak in the intoxicating green and the good cheer of birds and butterflies. Some new writing prompt videos as well. Have a writing or editing question or idea for a video? Share it in the comments.

Let's journal together on Sunday afternoons! Looking for a bit of sacred writing time for self-exploration, relieving stress, an...

Today's journaling session reminds us to look beyond the force of our will and see the powerful alternative in being wil...
07/21/2019
Journal With Me (Sundays): Am I Willing?

Today's journaling session reminds us to look beyond the force of our will and see the powerful alternative in being willing--to accept, receive, wait, believe, trust. Plus a DECK GIVEAWAY!

Let's journal together on Sunday afternoons! Looking for a bit of sacred writing time for self-exploration, relieving stress, an...

New session! Journal With Me: Unbind From Your Old Ways. Writing time just for you - reflection, creative musings, check...
07/14/2019
Journal With Me (Sundays): Unbind From Old Ways

New session! Journal With Me: Unbind From Your Old Ways. Writing time just for you - reflection, creative musings, checking in. Also, giving away a Wild Rituals Intentions deck!

Let's journal together on Sunday afternoons! Looking for a bit of sacred writing time for self-exploration, relieving stress, an...

Journal With Me: Crack Open. Life is happening for you not to you. Choose from 2 cards. Do these journaling sessions wit...
07/07/2019
Journal With Me: Crack Open

Journal With Me: Crack Open. Life is happening for you not to you. Choose from 2 cards. Do these journaling sessions with friends! Good for writing groups seeking writing prompts.

1:55 Card 1 7:38 Card 2 16:10 Journaling (timestamps in pinned comment work on YT app) Let's journal together on Sunday afternoo...

Journal With Me - What's Your Story? I brought out my whimsical little Mystical Kipper deck to inspire today's journalin...
06/30/2019
Journal With Me (Sundays): What's Your Story?

Journal With Me - What's Your Story? I brought out my whimsical little Mystical Kipper deck to inspire today's journaling about the stories we tell others and ourselves, then crystal ball cards to answer 2 of your questions, just for fun.
https://youtu.be/qXtNNh6UrWo

Let's journal together on Sunday afternoons! Looking for a bit of sacred writing time for self-exploration, relieving stress, an...

Journal With Me Sundays: sacred writing time for self-exploration, relieving stress, & creative musing. Summer Solstice-...
06/23/2019
Journal With Me (Sundays) : Summer Solstice Edition

Journal With Me Sundays: sacred writing time for self-exploration, relieving stress, & creative musing. Summer Solstice--the perfect time to take stock of where we've been & where we're going. The first card may be the call to action you've been looking for!

Let's journal together on Sunday afternoons! Looking for a bit of sacred writing time for self-exploration, relieving stress, and creative musing? Join me as...

Journal With Me: Dream vs. Reality. Sacred writing time for self-exploration, relieving stress, and creative musing base...
06/16/2019
Journal With Me (Sundays): Dream vs. Reality

Journal With Me: Dream vs. Reality.
Sacred writing time for self-exploration, relieving stress, and creative musing based on a card I pull from my decks. Tough questions today but that's where the gold is.

Let's journal together on Sunday afternoons! Looking for a bit of sacred writing time for self-exploration, relieving stress, and creative musing? Join me fo...

Great advice from Tayari Jones for how to organize your writing space and get ready to start writing!
06/11/2019
Writers Block or Procrastination Remedy: Start The Night Before

Great advice from Tayari Jones for how to organize your writing space and get ready to start writing!

Like many people, the biggest impediment to my writing is a failure to sit myself in the chair and try.  I recently whined to someone that my...

Today's Journal With Me takes us on a deep dive into self-awareness, judgment, connection, and just plain, "Why?"
06/09/2019
Journal With Me (Sundays): Deep Dive

Today's Journal With Me takes us on a deep dive into self-awareness, judgment, connection, and just plain, "Why?"

Let's journal together on Sunday afternoons! Looking for a bit of sacred writing time for self-exploration, relieving stress, and creative musing? Join me fo...

Welcome to a mashup of The Real Writer (writing prompts/tips) & Tarot for Writers YouTube channels. Blending my Sunday j...
06/03/2019

Welcome to a mashup of The Real Writer (writing prompts/tips) & Tarot for Writers YouTube channels. Blending my Sunday journaling sessions w/an oracle card reading to inspire reflection & creative musings. Today: daring to believe. https://youtu.be/A2adeTi4vjY

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Filling the well: a pictorial and video essay of my recent writing retreat on Maryland's Eastern Shore. And the Mermaid Museum!
The stars are in your favor through July 28th - time to make your writing dreams a reality. You're never too old to make a wish! (And then take action.)
Embrace the imperfection and simplicity of wabi-sabi writing.
Meet Solange, my self-portrait mannequin who just turned sixteen! Read her creation story and about how to make your own self-portrait.
Field trip! Time for your next writing adventure.
Let's write on the dark side.
Dabble in rhapsodomancy and consult the poem oracle!
Time to choose your (writer) season word!
Create a writer alter ego--it's fun and a bit dangerous. It's just for you and will open doors to creative ideas and writing you didn't know you had in you. (Share yours if you dare!)
Hi Real Writers, I hope you are well. I've been thinking about what makes me happy and how I want to spend my time, and I'm ready to share a new project. Take a look at "Why I Stopped Playing the Writing Success Game" and I hope it inspires you!
https://therealwriter.substack.com/p/why-i-stopped-playing-the-writing?r=ir3x&s=w&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web
Had two great meetings with editing clients this morning. It's exciting when writers are committed to the revision process!
Finding it hard to write during this pandemic? Me too. I love Gary Snider's work, so sharing this great advice for the poets out there.
Lighting the Saint Jane Austen candle for the real writers out there. Here's to your creative success in 2020!

Wrote a book and need an editor? I am a developmental editor and work with fiction and nonfiction writers, poets, and essayists.

Email me: [email protected] and let's make sure your acclaim is not long delayed!
Journal With Me: Enter the Living Heart of the World. You're standing at its door, having walked the year's labyrinth. What will you find when you open it?
Journal With Me: Awe is Available. This week it's all about how to let the Universe work its magic in your life!
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