Writers Horoscope December 23: Emptying your head…revisited.

From a favored source of inspiration…

Another rejuvenating tip from Joel at Lifehack:

Do an info-dump so your head is clear enough to create instead of worry.

empty your head

I’ve referred to Julia Cameron’s ‘morning pages’ before, but they are well worth revisiting. Quote from Cameron: “There is no wrong way to do Morning Pages*–
they are not high art. They are not even ‘writing.'”

Srini Rao, in his Why I Write 1000 Words Every Day, advocates this approach as well.
Quote from Rao:
“By getting incoherent thoughts out of your head and onto a blank page, you make room for coherent thoughts and better ideas.”


Note: Joel at Lifehack also suggests singing in the shower. I held off on sharing that with you, but that was one serious In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida I recently belted out.

Writers Horoscope December 11: Just when you think it’s safe to stay in your cocoon–an Artist Date.

Very recently, a fellow writer, miffed at a sleet-and-traffic infested world, wanted to just throw a blanket over her head.

cat under blanket

Instead, she rose above her bah-humbug funk and attended a local Christmas Carol celebration. And loved it.

Bravo! Author Julia Cameron would have given this writer props for–in this case unwittingly–making and keeping her ‘artist date’.

See if you can’t fit a little ‘assigned play’ into your day.