Writing for the Sake of Writing

I did not always think in words and learning to do so both limited and expanded my world. Learning to think in words tied down my thinking. It grounded my thoughts, made them less subjective. When I thought in terms of emotions and colors, my perception of “that chair” was much more fluid. Now “that […]

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5 Ways to Free Your Writing

Dancers at the annual Cinco de Mayo Festival in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Cinco de Mayo is (in part) a daythat celebrates freedom. As a writer, fight for freedom from cliches, stagnation, and writer block! Just as the Mexicans turned back an invading force, you can fight against these enemies of writers everywhere and […]

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Benefits of a Journal

Journal 2 Feb 2005 pg 2 (Photo credit: Terry Bain) I started a stream-of-consciousness journal as a form of therapy and heightened self-awareness but soon saw improvement in my writing. I began keeping a typed journal. At first, I wrote maybe 20 pages a month. I didn’t know what to write. A year later I […]

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