Looking back, I imagine I was always writing.
Twaddle it was too.
But better write twaddle or anything, anything,
than nothing at all.
My friends, for the first time since I started the series, I missed Freewrite Friday this week! Life caught me off guard and carried me off to other tasks. I apologize.
I have many writing deadlines to meet, so I can't be as regular with posts as I'd like to be at present,
but I will keep offering exercises and tips as much as I can this summer.
I'm also thinking of offering an online writing course at the end of summer. Is this something you would be interested in? If so, send me an email or leave a comment here. Let me know, too, what kind of work you are focusing on (or would like to focus on) right now: poetry, fiction, memoir, etc.
In the meantime, I hope you are writing--anything, anything. I hope you are feeling inspired, but that even when you're not, you are writing still . . . and all the more.
And, since I offered no freewrite on Friday, I will give you now a quick exercise I've used when I am feeling stuck. Copy out a favorite recipe in your writing notebook. It should be one you have made countless times or one someone you love has often made for you. As soon as you finish writing down the recipe, don't pause. Keep writing. Write about making it or eating it or a memory you associate with it or the person whom you watched making it. Engage all your senses in the process of writing this exercise. It's a magical one. I hope you'll give it a try.