Here are this week’s words and exercise!
Week #1: 5 Words
Subway / Mystery / Hot / Bounce / Brazil
Use these words to help start your writing. Use one a day or all of them at once. Recycle them and vary their order. Make up your own lists to help anchor your writing. Think of them as islands that you have to get to by using whatever rickety improv word-bridges you find along the way. Try using them in the following exercise:
Week #1: Exercise /Free Writing : Free write for 6 minutes a day 3 x a week
Free writing is one of those basic tools for writing anything. It gets the juices flowing, surprises us about what’s happening beneath the waves, and brings energy to whatever writing project you have before you. Here is one of the many versions of Free Writing,others will be explored in later posts:
(Can you spot the 5 words for the week embedded in the following writing!! )
Write for 6 minutes 3 days a week to shake out the doubts blues confusion and to find energy for writing and remembering but don’t worry about structure or run-on sentences or creating nonsense because this writing is designed to awaken ideas and shine light through the wandering unimpeded nature of its rhythm being only guided by the 5 words and others you create at the beginning of your 6 minutes that allow you to enter the unter-terrain of your memory and ride the subway to the known and mystery stops along the way not worrying whether they’re hot listless or cold only that you were willing to keep going and bouncing even if you’ve landed in Brazil while believing this process is useful in some fractured indirect way.
Once done with your 6 minutes: look over your writing and underline any phrases that call to you. You’re looking for what may be seeds for immediate and future writing, however disguised these writing seeds may be.
Seeds for me are: hot listless / mystery stops / unter-terrain of memory