testing my proclivity to write with a writing device called morning pages

testing my proclivity to write with a writing device called morning pages

I’ve purchased two of Julia Cameron’s books – the artists way and the miracle of morning pages.  I’m reading both of them and hope to finish them soon.  It’s nice to read books by people who have so much experience with a certain topic and when someone teaches as many students as Julia Cameron then even more so.

Morning pages are supposed to be done in the morning but I did my first 3 pages of hand-written long hand tonight just before bed.  I got up at 4 AM but being a day after xmas with so much to do I just couldn’t get to it.  I hope to make it into a routine and hopefully finding the time will be more natural but for now I’m still in the trying to make it a habit phase.

The following is a quote from Julia Cameron’s website followed by a link to the website:

“Morning Pages are three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing,
done first thing in the morning. *There is no wrong way to do Morning Pages*–
they are not high art. They are not even “writing.” They are about
anything and everything that crosses your mind– and they are for your eyes
only. Morning Pages provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritize and
synchronize the day at hand. Do not over-think Morning Pages: just put
three pages of anything on the page…and then do three more pages tomorrow.”

http://juliacameronlive.com/basic-tools/morning-pages/

I’m recalling from memory the rules to give the author credit without plagiarizing so I hope I didn’t miss anything.  I would highly recommend her books.

Well today I’ve meet two of my writing goals – writing the “morning pages” tonight in my journal and updating my blog.  Yay.

 

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the myth, the legend, the beard…

the myth, the legend, the beard…

I’m going to the use today’s word of the day to talk about beards and share some interesting links.

First, an interesting book with amazing artwork.  The Gigantic Beard that Was Evil.

Next, if you like strange myth stories and audio podcasts here is a good one about a dwarf with an uber beard.  The podcast is called Myths and Legends and is teh awesome.

https://www.mythpodcast.com/12863/85a-slavic-folklore-for-the-right-reasons/

And because I like music – here is music from beardyman.  LOL.  Ok.  I know that was quite a reach but it’s a pretty good video.