Mystical Inspiration and Writing Prompts for Writers, Insomniacs, and Night Owls
Genre: Nonfiction, Self Help, Writing, Journal, Workbook
Publisher: Earth and Soul Publishing
Date of Publication: Feb 2, 2022
Number of pages: 370
Word Count: 25,000
Cover Artist: Book Designer: Andrea Schmidt, a-schmidt.com
Tagline: The night has something to tell you.
Midnight Pages is a workbook of magical prompts and creative writing exercises. It is also the antidote for anyone who has ever tried (and failed) to get up early to write morning pages.
Embrace your nature! Whether you do your best work at night or you’re going through a bout of insomnia, you will deepen your writing practice and learn to listen to the voices of the night.
PROMPT From Midnight Pages:
Close your eyes. What do you hear, smell, taste? What do you sense at an
energetic or intuitive level? Spend some real time. Find at least twenty-five
things. When it gets hard to add to the list is when it gets interesting…”
Vigilantia: lying awake, sleepless, vigilance. The silence and stillness of
midnight might feel suffocating, dense, and thick—heavy with foreboding. It
might have you lying in bed, heart pounding, afraid of the dark.
Under the cloak of night, your hearing is heightened. Sounds startle you awake
as you drowse. Your mind can ramp up: haunting memories, recriminations,
regrets, and stuck thoughts keep you from your rest. Some “insights come up as
well and sensations: the surge of adrenaline, pricklings on your neck. You
might feel the weight of the dark bearing down on you or you notice movement in
the shadows. Maybe you have the sense you’re being watched. Something lurks in
the dark that’s imperceptible during the day. You might feel like you are not
alone, and that subtle presence over your shoulder seems familiar. You wonder
if it’s been there before, maybe even always. During the day, with music
blaring and people talking, you just don’t perceive it. Ask what message all
this has in store for you. Don’t reject what you hear. Don’t dismiss. Allow.
Night belongs to the spirits. –Proverb
Diane Riis is author of five books and owner of Earth and Soul Coaching and Publishing which works with Indie authors, writers and magical practitioners who want more joy in their lives. She is a metaphysical minister and witch offering spiritual direction (which is a process of reflecting on your journey and learning to observe how you participate in your personal spiritual framework.) She offers writing coaching and classes as well as High Vibe, Soul Deep writing workshops and retreats for women who understand the power of the collective. Rev. Dr. Diane owns and operates a remnant flower farm on Long Island, NY all the while raising dogs, cats, chickens and a boy.