Writing Practice: Fear
A couple of thoughts about writing to keep in mind - I like Natalie Goldberg's approach to a daily writing practice. She frames it as "rules" - things we should live by...
- Write for 10-20 minutes
- Keep your hand moving across the page
- NO editing! Period
- No worrying about language conventions or style
- Don't use your logical, linear brain. This is about writing with wild abandon
- If something comes about the is intense - DIVE IN!
Okay, keeping the basic rules in mind, here are a few prompts you can try:
- Make a list of random nouns and verbs. Pair them to form short sentences (i.e. angels cried, her scream silenced, etc.).
- Write about a time when you were lost, in real life or metaphorically.
- Write about a nightmare you have had. Be as vivid as you can.
- Answer the prompt: "Why am I afraid?"
Feel free to post some of your writing here. I'd love to see what you come up with!