“Creativity requires faith. Faith requires that we relinquish control.”
– Julia Cameron –
I have just come across this super awesome website called 750words.com and I wanted to share it with y’all.
It is a very simple idea. You write 750 words, that are private, unfiltered and spontaneous, daily. It is for anyone who is wanting to get into the habit of writing, but feel a little rusty. Anyone who is wanting to write a book, but lacks the discipline. And for anyone that perhaps is interested in starting a blog, but wants to have a bit of a practice before committing their words to the World Wide Web.
The concept comes from Julia Cameron’s popular book The Artist’s Way and is referred to at “Morning Pages.”
From Julia’s website: “Morning Pages are three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning. *There is no wrong way to do Morning Pages*– they are not high art. They are not even “writing.” They are about anything and everything that crosses your mind– and they are for your eyes only. Morning Pages provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritize and synchronize the day at hand. Do not over-think Morning Pages: just put three pages of anything on the page…and then do three more pages tomorrow.”
I use it to get everything out of my head in the morning and down on to the keyboard. I also use it for setting intentions for the day. And I trust that whatever comes up during the process, is perfect and will help me have clarity on what I wish to achieve or how I would like things to go.
It also gives you some fab stats once you have written your 750 words. It tells you how long it took you to write them, how many words per minute you threw out.
It scans for the words that you used and tells you what frame of mind you were in when you wrote it and what the general content of the post was about.
And it tells you whether you were focussed on the past, future or present, what sense you were referring to when writing (sight, hearing or touch) and how much you refer to I, Us, You and Them.
Super awesome. And a very good way of setting intentions in the present moment.
So, my thought for the day is, write 750 words a day. I’ve only been doing it for a couple of days and I’m loving it.
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