The other day I went to SM Megamall and wrote in the food court. Amidst the clatter of utensils and the chatter of friends, I was able to write. I see writing in a food court as a sort of training, a training against excuses writers use to permit themselves to leave papers blank.
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My goal is to publish one thing per day on my blog. I wake up at 5 a.m. everyday in order to squeeze in one hour of writing (although sometimes I cheat by publishing something I’ve already written years before). My notebook of ideas helps me turn blank paper into furiously scribbled paper because the hardest part of writing, which is thinking of a topic to write about, is already bypassed.
Posted in Writing Posts, tagged Freewriting, input, input detox, iTunes, Julia Cameron, output, productive, productivity, The Artist's Way, The Artist's Way: A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self, tip, tips, write, writer, writer's block, writers, writing, writing exercise, writing tip on July 9, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
My new writing resolution is out before in. That is, I should focus on producing output, which is finishing all my writing tasks for the day, before I take in any inputs like reading, watching, or listening to anything. This is a modified idea from Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way where she advises that artists do an input detox week every now and then. Cameron says that sometimes writers use reading to procrastinate, and also, having a deluge of inputs disables the artist from listening to her own mind.
Posted in Writing Posts, tagged block, creative block, jason rekulak, prompts, tip, tips, write, writer, writer's block, writers, writing, writing exercise, Writing Exercises, writing prompts, writing tips on July 6, 2012 | 5 Comments »