announcing 501Words

May 4, 2010

The tagline for this site is Soul. Workflow. Mac., but I’m aware that I’ve spent more time writing here about Mac and workflow lately than about the soul. Certainly the iPad has contributed to this as many of us are learning how it can reshape our workflows. (And there will be more about this, as there are some software reviews I have in the works.)

But about the soul…I’m still passionate about shaping the soul, and plan to continue to write about that part of creative work. But, most of my soul related energy has been going toward another project lately. It’s a project to help you shape your soul and find your voice through daily writing. I’ve hinted at it here before, and I’ve finally launched it this week, so…

Say hello to

501Words is a reason to write everyday, inspired and encouraged by the company of others who are doing the same. As one friend described it, it is a “focused writing community site”. Each day, a new subject is posted as an invitation for you to write 501 words in response. I’ve set a goal to have 40 active users by the end of this first week…are you one of them?

The site is driven by the idea that to find your voice, you need to write every day, for better or worse. It was inspired by sites like the Daily Shoot, a drawing project a friend of mine participated in called Every Day Matters, and of course, by Julia Cameron’s morning pages from The Artist’s Way (which I’ve taken to calling daily pages).

I hope you’ll consider joining in. Writing everyday can be daunting, and I can’t say I’ve been able to do it myself. But at least I have a reason to try, and an excuse to do it again the next day. And so do you!

Why not take a few moments right now to:

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