We are getting our writing muscles back in to the swing of things! We are going to start with an exercise called Morning Pages from Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way.
Morning pages are three pages of writing (long hand) anything that comes to your head. Think train of thought, stream of conscious type writing rather than stories or essays that make sense. Julia Cameron suggests that you make Morning Pages a practice that you keep every day.
The point to Morning Pages isn’t to write incredible, novel-quality prose. The writing you do in your Morning Pages may not even be suitable for a letter to a friend!
I compare Morning Pages to my morning shower. While I’m not visually dirty in the morning, I feel refreshed and ready for my day after taking a shower. Your shower takes care of your body. Morning Pages is a shower for your heart, mind, and soul.
For the next two weeks, until our next meeting, write every day.
You can write any time of day if morning doesn’t fit your schedule. You should definitely write your pages before you sit down to do any actual writing.
You can write in a journal or spiral notebook or legal pad. You should write by hand.
Ideally you should write three pages, but write one page minimum.
This is for you to keep, you will not be submitting your work.
If you have any questions, please let me know.