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Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Do You Know Julia Cameron?
If not, you should. She is one of the greatest cheerleaders for writers and artist on today's scene. Julia Cameron has writing credentials anyone would envy. However, if you know about her, it is probably because her book The Artist's Way. If you haven't read it, I recommend it highly.
One of the most useful tools championed by Cameron is Morning Pages. She urges all artists to start the day with Morning Pages. Write three pages of stream-of-consciousness before your day "begins." This allows you to stretch your writing muscles, get your juices flowing and deal with a multitude of personal and professional issues. This is one of the best ways to stay grounded and maintain your creativity as a writer.
There are no limits to what can show up in your Morning Pages. And the editor with the blue pencil will never read these pages. These pages are for your eyes only, and their purpose is to promote and protect your mental/creative health. If you have a hard time getting started on your creative work early in the day, Morning Pages is a great way to kick start things. Consider giving them a try.
My first love was reading, and my second love was writing. Deciding how to string words together fascinates me.
My interests and pursuits are wide ranging. I'm a self-employed educational entrepreneur and book packager. During my career I have worked as a consultant, professor, business owner, author and ghostwriter.