the BIG write :: August 2017

by | Jul 31, 2017

This month, I have something really special for us. I bring you an interview with the amazing Laurie Wagner, creator of 27 Powers and Wild Writing. We gabbed about Wild Writing, what’s scary about it, what’s healing and lifechanging about it. Laurie brings a favorite poem to inspire our writing this month and shares a bit about what it takes to do creative work. After the interview, I lead us in a timed ‘write-along’ to the piece Laurie brought for us. Here we go…


:56       Introducing Laurie Wagner
2:14     The story of Wild Writing
5:48     The scary bits
6:51     The lifechanging, healing bits
11:27    Why we need to write poorly
12:29    Using a poem to lead the way
13:42    Laurie reads The Madness Vase by Andrea Gibson
15:48    Some lines to keep the pen moving
20:45    One more thing from Laurie
23:04    Cyn read the poem one more time
24:37    Prepare to write
26:44    Ten minute write-along
36:48    How & why to share your writing
39:26    End

The Madness Vase by Andrea Gibson

Laurie Wagner:

Copyright Cynthia Berg 2017

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What is the BIG write?


  • a podcast
  • a kind of ‘flash mob’ of inspired writing
  • a celebration of writers & writing teachers
  • a free, write-along Insight Writing sample
  • fuel for our writing this month
  • a writing community collaboration
  • a freedom practice

How to Share Your Writing


  • read some of it to a trusted friend over coffee
  • post a line or two, along with a candid photo, on social media
  • blog it or share an audio reading on Soundcloud
  • post an excerpt in the comments here
  • email it or send a recording to Cyn at [email protected]
  • leave an anonymous copy at a coffee shop
  • #thebigwrite
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