Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Style is the mind skating circles round itself as it moves forward. --Robert Frost
Not sure what my style is, but I love quotes. I use them for writing practice.
Writing practice is what I did today.
I didn't have time to do real writing. You know, the stuff that will go into my book.
That's because I spent today with my grandson. Grandson H is 1 year old and he is one twirling weeble. When it comes to spending time with that little guy, it's difficult to get a little writing done.
But, what I can do when I'm with H, and I do it for ten, sometimes 20 minutes, and I do it each day, even when I'm not spending time with my favorite little man, is to practice my writing.
Like a sport, I use practice writing as my warm-up.
It's simple. I don't scratch out. I don't delete. I don't put in commas or semicolons,or any punctuation. I just let thoughts spill out my head, through my heart, out my pen, and out onto the page.
I set a clock timer. And, when the bell rings, I stop.
Sounds crazy, I know.
But, it helps me to get the junk out my head...
I got a quote of my own...
Sometimes you gotta write a little crap to get to the good stuff!