Writers Horoscope for October 13: Today, ponder ‘sonder’.

Yes, the word is ‘sonder’.

From the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows:    n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. To help you visualize, short video here.

girl with rose crown

Let it feed today’s writing.

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Note: Thanks to Seth Godin for introducing the Writers Horoscope to this concept.

 

Writers Horoscope for October 12: Today, new frontiers await.

Columbus isn’t the only one to be honored today.

Give a nod to yourself.

But only after you try your hand at say, a how-to article on unexpected uses of hair conditioner [yes, there are], or Astrology and the Home Cook [You’re on your own with that one.] or an impromptu photo story,

 

Happy Thanksgiving to Canadians, by the way.

 

Writers Horoscope for October 10: Others seek you out.

Of course others seek you out!

After all, you put words together in clear, concise fashion.

You’re brimming with creative and unique avenues of expression.

Wellllll, there’s a problem.

You’re being sought out today for another of your attractive traits: perceived free time.

“Oh, it’s just a little yard work,” they say.

agriculture-buffalo physical labor

It’s never just ‘a little’.

You could go with yesterday’s suggestion: turn and run.

Or you could throw a fit…

gratisography look of desperation

 

Or you could show a creepingly inordinate amount of enthusiasm for the work.

gratisography crazed lumberjackjpg

That oughta cut back on the calls for help.

 

 

 

 

Writers Horoscope for October 7: A New Voice Emerges.

angry-man

Uninvited, by the way.

Yep, just when you thought you had nailed the logical soft-spoken maybe a bit uptight mid-40s professional, out comes an irascible sarcastic dope who spews about everything he knows nothing about. 

Give him a day. Have a chat with him. You might even try to scare him away.

If the creep is still around, make room for him in one of your stories.