Writers Must Read

This week I have been implementing the changes I mentioned last week. For one, I have re-instituted Morning Pages into my life.  Morning Pages, also known as stream-of-consciousness writing, or freewriting, (or brain-dump) is the process of writing off the top of your head for a pre-determined span of time, usually 20 minutes or so.  It is enormously helpful as a warm-up to writing, but also as a way to process the mumbo-jumbo in your head so you can focus better throughout the day.

I have also rediscovered the joy of reading.  While I was in school I rarely had time to read for pleasure and I relied on the likes of  YouTube and Hulu instead. But a few days ago I read the novel Kill Your Darlings by Max Allan Collins in two days, and checked out the following:

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Toxicology by Jessica Hagedorn, A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, and Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy.

Just as looking at art is wonderful inspiration for painting, reading wonderful works of fiction (high brown and low brow) definitely inspires me to write.  Check out my other blog in the upcoming weeks for pieces of flash fiction (short stories of about 300 words): Raven Burnes.

I look forward to a week of creating.  Speaking of which, I finally finished my painting for Eostara.

Eostara

Eostara

 

Until next time, peace and blessings on the path towards your most authentic self.

Love and Light,

Raven

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