Writing down the bones


Writing Down the Bones:
Freeing the Writer Within

Just do it… that’s what i kept in mind reading “writing as a practice”. This 3 pages chapter was worth the book, even if i hav’nt read the whole book yet…

This chapter could have been called “drawing as a practice” and it still would have made sense to me. In fact, it could be apply at anything, painting, signing, dancing, playing, sculpting, and so on.

“Like running, the more you do it, the better you get at it. Some days, you don’t want to run and you resist every step of the three miles, but you do it anyway. You practice whether you want to or not. You don’t wait around for inspiration and a deep desire to run. It’ll never happen, especially if you are out of shape and have been avoiding it. Bur if you run regularly, you train your mind to cut through or ignore your resistance. You just do it. And in the middle of the run, your love it. When you come to the end, you never want to stop. And you stop, hungry for the next time.”

Does this make any sense to you? It does a lot to me…

Author: m-c

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