Monday, April 4, 2011
I have three minutes to write this post
Because I am following the advice of the amazing Dorothea Brande, whose "Becoming a Writer" is easily the best writing book I have ever read. It focuses much more on what it takes to actually be a writer than it does on craft, and it's awesome. One of the first steps she requires you to take is to set a specific time each day to write for ten minutes - and do it, no matter what. If you said you were going to write at 10, than you'd better do it. If you're in you car, pull over. If you're in the grocery store, park yourself on a bench. It's all about getting that pesky, artistic unconscious to start obeying you. To make it your bitch. I'm off to beat my own into submission now. Peace, gentle readers.