Lessons Learned from Weekly Writing Exercises

Weekly writing exercises aren't quite as difficult for me as daily morning pages, but I'll admit that I still struggle with them. Yet I still find myself thinking about the writing prompts in Julia Cameron's My Artist's Way Toolkit, even if I don't put a pen to paper. I'm not always good at putting my thoughts down but these exercises are still teaching me some important lessons....more
I'm a big fan of the weekly writing prompts, much more so than the morning pages. I find having ... more

Where Do You Find Inspiration?

One of the things that I appreciate about Julia Cameron's new My Artist's Way Toolkit is how she's forcing me to pay attention. Yes, my morning pages may be a to do list most days (and yes, I still suck at them) but maybe one out of five days I'll find myself writing out a really good idea. I may not write down a single word after an Artist's Date but during it I'll be observing the things around me. Inspiration can happen anywhere. ...more
I'm a big fan of going through items on the '29 Ways To Stay Creative' list. I also have The ... more

Do You Ever Go On Dates - By Yourself?

While it's true that I suck at morning pages, it's equally true that I love ...more
I'm a huge fan of artist dates, and it's one of the biggest things I've taken from Artist's Way ... more

I Suck at Daily Morning Writing Exercises

When I mention Julia Cameron or The Artist's Way, chances are one of the first things you will think of is morning pages. When I signed up for the My Artist's Way Toolkit, I was a bit hesitant. I knew that morning pages were part of the bargain, and I've never been good at them. After a few weeks of using the service I can tell you that I still suck at morning pages. ...more
I continue to be annoyed at the insistance that the morning pages be handwritten, an instruction ... more

Three Questions: What Do You Love? What Do You Fear? What Do You Want?

I love solving a problem that has been itching at me. Of making technology bend to my will, and deliver satisfying and consistent results. I love the relief that comes when a solution is Right and True. ...more

Thanks, all. I'm glad you got something out of my musings.

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