I’ve wanted to do a video series for a long time now. Last year my friend Debbie Phillips made a video for our Women on Fire group every day for a year! Dr. Frank A. Thomas, another dear friend, goes live on Periscope every Monday morning at 8 a.m. to talk about sermon writing, his specialty. But I hesitated because I thought it would take too much time to record and upload videos. And, honestly, I wasn’t sure if I would have something to say!
Recently, while attending the Hobart Festival of Women Writers in Hobart, NY, a small community located in the Catskills, it occurred to me that I wanted to show where I was and share something of what was happening at the festival that day. A video seemed to be the best way to do that. I also thought about these two items:
- I like taking walks in the mornings.
- I like to talk about writing and the writing life.
Why not combine the two? Hence was born “Your Morning Walk with Sophfronia.” I was surprised how easy it was to record a simple video on my phone and get it uploaded and shared. So I’ll keep going! The videos will always be short, about three minutes. I aim to post 2-3 videos a week, but we’ll see how that goes. You can check out the first four here. I’ll post today’s video, the fifth, in a separate blog post and will continue to give each video its own post here from now on. You can subscribe to my YouTube channel to get immediate notification whenever I post a new video.
I hope this will be the start of a great conversation or, at the very least, give you a few things to think about to help your writing. If you’re not a writer I hope you’ll enjoy the locations and seeing a little bit of my world.
Take care, and thanks for watching!
In this first video I talk about letting go when something is not turning out well with a project.
On this walk, I talk about the sense of place when conjuring a location in your writing
Let’s talk about routine and why a broken one can be a good thing.
An ode to the mentors you can find on your bookshelf! Big shout out to Bill Roorbach and his wonderful book THE REMEDY FOR LOVE.