Writing Down the Bones

“It is by sitting down to write every morning that one becomes a writer.”
Gerald Brenan

Don’t wait until you’re published to say you’re a writer. You’re a writer if you write, period. In Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones, Natalie talks about making lists of topics for writing practice. When you’re faced with the blank page in the morning you can look to your list for inspiration. One example from the book is What is your first memory? Today write about your first memory and concentrate on the details, don’t let your internal editor edit you, write it as you remember. Write for thirty minutes. If you haven’t read Writing Down the Bones, read it. Now get back to work.


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