Writing Assignment: Carry A Sentence With You For One Day

10.24.2014 writing

Most writers are world-class procrastinators. We learn to put things off in ways that would make the commonly lazy blush and slow-clap in admiration. Writing is hard, so we put it off. But not all procrastination is to avoid writing. Some is to let the ideas soak in. We need to turn things over in […]

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Writing Assignment: Write About Your Current Emotions

10.17.2014 writing

Emotions are messy things. We often do not feel just one thing at a time. We can be angry and sad simultaneously. We can be happy and wistful or pleased and worried. And rarely do we stop and say, “what am I feeling right this moment?” This is your big chance. Stop. Ask yourself the question […]

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Write Sleepy

10.16.2014 writing

Write sleepy. Write when your mind cries out to be turned off. Your dozy state may let you circumvent that cumbersome editor who insists that you slow down and get things write. You will make mistakes. Let the errors and typos stand and right on. While you struggle and yawn you can ignore that complaining, nay-saying voice, […]

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Write Saddened

10.15.2014 writing

Write saddened. Not all days are sweetness and light. At times there is nothing to do but acknowledge the sadness, and though discouraged, find our way back to the page. Write through your dampened spirit. The weight maybe heavy, but there is a balm in our art. We put words to the unsayable, the unwritten. […]

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Write Hungry

10.14.2014 writing

Write hungry. Use the urgency, that primal drive, to hurry you forward. There are things to say, so you must not yet satisfy the ravening beast within. Write famished. Not peckish, not dimly aware that it is time for lunch, but because your body cries out for sustenance. Write with an empty stomach. Put off […]

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