Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Free Writing About Free Writing
GBE 2 - week 32 is a 15 minute free write. Check it out on the site, it gives the details. But this is what I do all the time, free writing I mean. I may have an idea to work from, but often I just start writing and something meaningful tends to come out. I think it just comes with practice. Writing is soothing, energizing, and everything in between for people who have to write. I do my best writing in the morning. When words just seem to slide onto the page without effort and in a coherent fashion almost like the experience writers sometimes describe as "it just came to me." I have poems descend upon me at all times of the day and night, but when essays, articles or the like flow from me as though someone inside by head is dictating the piece to me, it is usually in the morning. It is not necessarily the very first thing I do but I think I do my best writing when I starting putting words on the page before 9 a.m. So it is 6:30 in the evening now as I write this for the Tuesday post. Probably won't be my best effort ever. I just love writing and I'm trying to be more disciplined and using different types of motivations to develop the discipline needed for serious blogging and other types of writing. Blogging gimmicks are doing the trick to some degree. That isn't to say that the gimmicks are bad. They aren't. Nablopomo. GBE 2. These are just a couple of the blogging tools I'm employing to get me writing. I need a voice recorder too. I have to find an app for that for my Blackberry. Writing ideas down isn't always practical. And sometimes when ideas strike, I need to record them, somehow. Discipline is good, but so are ideas. Develop one and don't let the others get away.