Imagination is the Divine Body in Every ManWilliam Blake
When you freewrite, you wander the imagination stomping or treading lightly, each step a word.
As you step, your feet collect tiny seeds and track them from place to place. Your every action while in the realm of imagination plants … Read more
Maybe you’re in the middle of a writing project — a book, a blog, a presentation — and you’re starting to feel boggy. Dragged down, uninspired.
Sometimes we get stuck because we have been looking at the situation the wrong way. Or we have run out of good ideas. Or … Read more
How to max out your ability to follow through
Everybody wants something in life. Very few people are making their visions a reality.
I would say that Elon Musk is a bonafide example of someone who is actually going after what he wants. He has big goals. He’s different from … Read more
Set your goals high
What poses as prudence or basic fundamental wisdom or practicality is often the precise thing that keeps us from getting what we want.
People say not to set your goals too high or to “underpromise and overdeliver.” “Reach for the stars and hit the moon” or … Read more
Freewriting not something that people do because they haven’t learned how to write “properly.” Big kids can freewrite too.
Truly, I would argue that freewriting is a technique that deepens and reveals more of its benefits the more experience you have. That is how it has been for me.
The … Read more
The way of physical things is to erode and wear down.
Over time, statues crumble, great landmarks change and fade, and as time passes, we grow older. Our batteries drain.
Hopefully we remain enthused and growing, manifesting our vision, regardless of our situation or age. On the one hand, time … Read more
I don’t know about you, but if I pick up something by one of the Beats I get a sense of vitality in the kind of writing they were doing.
Like this excerpt from On the Road:
the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are
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When I freewrite, I “engage the flow.”
I am willing to accept what comes. I am receptive, I let things go.
I am present to the moment. I engage a sense of intentionality to write for a given purpose and images and words just happen spontaneously.
I write what’s there … Read more