“Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you’ve made sense of one small area.”
Nadine Gordimer (South African novelist and short-story writer, 1991 Nobel Prize for Literature)
Why do you write? If you have a burning need to get words on paper don’t stop now to answer that question. The why will come in time. I was introduced to daily writing when I read Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. Her morning pages exercise filled many spiral notebooks before I got it. Getting the words down daily helped me understand the why. They have since become windows into my “sense of life”. After your writing this morning read this article that gives you a glimpse of morning pages. Now get back to work.
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