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UNCOMMON HOURS 2021

SPARK A RENAISSANCE

The online class for designing and de-stressifying the writing life

Getting Oriented

  • This ongoing series
    meets 10 times this year

  • You get $50 off when you sign up for the year

If you refer someone who signs up by Feb. 9 for the year, that person gets $30 off and you get 25 percent off any other offering in 2021
discount code UNCOMMONFeb2021

www.facebook.com/groups/uncommonhours2021

Accept the invitation sent to you or search on Facebook and ask to join!

  • All sessions are recorded and posted here.
    Just in case you can’t make it live to every call…

  • We meet second Wednesdays
    6:30 p.m. Mountain
    [8:30 Eastern, 7:30 Central, 6:30 Mountain, 5:30 Pacific]

www.carolynflynn.com/uncommonhours2021-castle-in-the-air

PROVIDED UPON REGISTRATION THROUGH EVENT BRITE

Every month on the Second Wed, until Nov 10, 2021, 10 occurrence(s)

Jan 13, 2021 06:30 PM

Feb 10, 2021 06:30 PM

Mar 10, 2021 06:30 PM

Apr 14, 2021 06:30 PM

May 12, 2021 06:30 PM

Jul 14, 2021 06:30 PM

Aug 11, 2021 06:30 PM

Sep 8, 2021 06:30 PM

Oct 6, 2021 06:30 PM

Nov 10, 2021 06:30 PM

January 2021

Here is where you can download class notes. After the class, the link to the recording will appear below this box.

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Tara Mohr's Goal-Setting Guide

February 2021

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Tara Mohr's Goal-Setting Guide

March 2021

Here is where you can download class notes. After the class, the link to the recording will appear below this box.

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April 2021

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May 2021

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WRITING PROMPT

Please share in our Facebook group and start a discussion.

WRITING PROMPT

Who or what will you welcome in?

What unwelcome guest arrives?

Please share in our Facebook group and start a discussion.

July 2021

Here is where you can download class notes. After the class, the link to the recording will appear below this box.

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WRITING PROMPT

During class this month, we wrote about…our middle school crush…as a way of getting in touch with letting ourselves desire what we desire. Please share your post in our private Facebook group. We’d love to read it.

August 2021

Here is where you can download class notes. After the class, the link to the recording will appear below this box.

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REVISION PROMPT >>>>>

Return to your first scene with Solitude, Poverty and Weakness.

  • Change the time of day.
  • Change the city.
  • One of your characters is speaking in a foreign language..
  • One of your characters is argumentative.
  • One of your characters is sexy.
  • You leave the cafe with one of them.
  • There is a glass of wine in this scene.

WRITING PROMPT

During class this month, we wrote a scene where Solitude, Poverty and Weakness show up as characters. Share your exercise in our Facebook group.

  • You are sitting at an outdoor cafe. Where is it?
  • Solitude joins you at your table. What is he/she wearing?
  • Solitude has brought you something. You open it. What is it?
  • You speak to Solitude. You tell Solitude that you like his/her hair.
  • Poverty brings you the check. 
  • Weakness is sitting at the next table, waiting for you to get it wrong.
  • You say, “I don’t believe a word you’re saying…”
  • There is an apple in this scene.

September 2021

Here is where you can download class notes. After the class, the link to the recording will appear below this box.

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The Best Time-Management Advice Is Depressing But Liberating

You can make time for things that matter, or you can make time for more email.

Oliver Burkman’s advice for time management from his book, Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals

LINK to article in The Atlantic

PLAN AN ARTIST’S DATE
DO A LITTLE STREET HAUNTING

>>> LINK to Virginia Woolf essay

>>> LINK to The New Yorker article, “Is the Digital Age Costing Us Our Ability to Wander?”
BE A SHARP OBSERVER OF THE WORLD
LET YOURSELF EXPLORE
USE ANOTHER PART OF YOUR BRAIN

  • Music
  • Visual art
  • Nature
  • Dreamscape

WRITING PROMPT

During class this month, we wrote a scene based on a dream you once had, or a vivid, recurring dream. Use these prompts, then share your exercise in our Facebook group.

    • Where were you? What was surrounding you?
    • What was the weather?
    • What could you smell?
    • What are you doing with your body (standing, walking…)
    • Someone says something.
    • Something enters the scene (a person, a tornado…)
    • Describe the light.
    • Describe something you can touch.
    • Focus on an object smaller than a toaster.
    • Dialogue

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