I’m so excited to be the interim host of August Moon for 2015 while the amazing Kat takes a break.
August Moon is a writing challenge created by Kat McNally. Kat is a writer whose mission in life is to remind you that you are never alone. She is a beautiful, generous person, a wonderful friend, and it is my hope that I can do August Moon justice as its temporary host.
August Moon will begin on August 15, AEST. This is the date of the new moon in the Southern Hemisphere. It will continue with daily writing prompts sent by email until the full moon on August 30.
Predominately a reflective writing challenge, August Moon has been created in a way that its one line prompts lend themselves also to creative writing or poetry. You can participate in any way that you like, you may even like to change up your responses to be a mixture of different kinds of writing.
You may wish to take your August Moon journey solo, writing your responses to the prompts in your own private journal or notebook.
Or you may wish to join in with other like-minded souls and blog your response and joining it up to the daily linky her on Wolf and Word. You may like to respond on social media; use the hashtag #Augustmoon15 on Twitter and instagram or tag me (Wolf and Word) in your Facebook posts.
There are many ways to play – it’s completely up to you.
For those of you who do link up to the daily linky there will be a little giveaway. To be eligible you must be signed up to the Wolf and Word mailing list and link up your post to the linky on at least three (3) occasions through the challenge before its completion on August 30 at 9pm AEST. The prize will be revealed shortly, and the giveaway will be drawn at the completion of the challenge. Update: I am excited to announce that the prize will be a copy of Yumi Sakugawa’s Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One With the Universe . It comes highly recommended from Kat and it fits in nicely with the theme of illumination, I mean just look at that gorgeous cover. *
August is a transitory time in both hemispheres. Here in Australia we are moving towards Spring and the light, while those of you in the Northern Hemisphere will be moving out of the high heat of Summer into hopefully a less intense Autumn/Fall.
The theme I’m going for this August Moon is illumination. As we in the Southern Hemisphere make our way out of the darkness of winter we are reaching towards the light and looking to shed some illumination on our paths moving forward. I can also see this theme being relevant to our Northern Hemisphere participants, as they can take the illumination as a lantern to guide them as they head toward the darker seasons.
To join in the fun you will need to sign up to my mailing list, as the prompts are an email exclusive. By signing up to August Moon you will also receive the Wolf and Word writer’s notebook, a monthly newsletter filled with inspiration, writing exercises and fresh writing from around the web. If my newsletter is not your thing simply unsubscribe once the challenge is complete.
I am not a life coach or teacher. I am not a guru or guide. I am a writer. Words have always been the way I make sense of the world, of myself. Through this challenge I hope to shed some light on the best way forward and am looking for fellow travellers on that path. Will you join me?