Letters for Creatives #24: March writing prompts and a chance to get your writing featured
Plus: My rant on existential crisis
Hello, I am Celeste. Welcome all the subscribers, old and new. Each week I write about marketing, creativity, writing and topics that interest me. You can read my first and second interview with self-published authors.
Get inspired to write with March prompts below. You will have a chance to get your writing featured in a future newsletter after you sign up. You will receive a poetry book and Spotify playlist for writing from me in the first email when you sign up. You can read the archive as well. Feel free to reply to this email with your thoughts.
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I went to a secondhand bookshop for the first time a few days ago. It was a great way for me to recharge even though it was on the other side of the city. I stumbled upon the book I need at this moment, Life is what you make it by Peter Buffett. He is one of the sons of Warren Buffett. I will share the main lessons from the book after I finish it.
I have got myself into the hustle trap and burned out. It feels as if I am always working. Paul Millerd’s newsletter is one of the guiding lights on the topic of creators finding a balance between work and life. His thoughts on the topic are very insightful.
I recently found myself in a very similar position that Paul experienced. I lost my grandmother and started to question everything about life. Why am I here? What is worth doing in this mortal life?
It seems most of life is a continuous journey of trying to find out who we are and then remembering what we learn. Live long enough on this planet and loss, heartbreak, pain, and sometimes if you are lucky, wonder, will knock your off your feet and force you to go deeper. We can sometimes ignore these invitations and stand right up and pretend nothing happened but the next time you just get knocked down twice as hard.
– Paul Millerd
My favourite newsletter from Paul:
The Slow Realization of Who We Are
Pixar's Soul on Life's Purpose & Gumroad's Anti-VC Playbook
Do you have a meaningful philosophy of life?
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I released my February writing prompts. Ariel wrote a lovely piece inspired by the prompt a part of me in you. Check out Ariel’s work if you like her poem below.
A part of me still lives in you,
tucked away lover in the folds of your brain
clinging like sadness, checking the locks
on every door into your heart
settling like sugar between your teeth.
That is simply the way of loving—
cavity, tumor, palpitation,
someone who once loved you.
Another month has passed in a blink. March is upon us. 2021 is flying by. Please mention the prompt you use and mention #poetryandlightmarch21 in Instagram caption, so I can see your poems. I will post my favourites on my Instagram story and they will stay on my 2021 prompts Instagram highlight.
Mention #poetryandlightmarch21 in your tweet and I will retweet my favourites on my Twitter. My favourites from my subscribers will be featured in future newsletter issues along with your social media. Looking forward to reading your work! Keep your submissions coming!
Read February featured poem:
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P.S. New music discovery that is great for writing sessions or to relax: Tropics
Until next time,
Published poetry on
Gray: We Hide Our Colors Within anthology