We started out the week by talking about getting lost this week. Let your minds wander as we walk forward into the next few days. One of the exercises that I’ve used and other writers have shared with me is the art of letting your mind unwind and writing down your thoughts. These aren’t complete sentences, or edited grammar.
Letting your mind wander through it’s own woods are only snippets of thought, thoughts before haiku – because that takes discipline and practice. This is like raw writing but it’s more about raw thinking. Writing down the flashes of images that come to mind, or thoughts that spill out without editing is a way to get to know your own mind.
Yes, you can go to a quiet bench in the park, or corner of the cafe but this is about letting your words just happen. Spill onto the page. Don’t even pay attention to the lines, the margins, scribble if that’s what happens. Write down the one words, one liners, without conforming to any style or intent. Don’t eve think random. Just be on the page.
This exercise can be uncomfortable at first because we tend to edit, refine, and stay within the lines. We have to unpractice once in a while to learn about our own thoughts. Doing this regularly will help you get uncomfortable, and get used to your own voice.
Let your thoughts wander for 10-15 minutes.
My posts are Monday through Friday.
Imagine Inspire Create: 52 Weeks of action and gratitude is available at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09S6XCLFY/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_Q7MHM9CFBSASDG56YMJQ
Get closer to your writing goals with my Writer’s Journal filled with writing prompts and exercises. You can find a copy at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0931QRL7C/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_VTHN0QSHXRYK6RJ1XSWQ.