07/25/2012: Words written: 565
07/24/2012: Words written: 1206
07/23/2012: Words written: 1525
07/22/2012: Words written: 1443
07/21/2012: Words written: 1533
Switched artistic modes from the visual to the written word for a bit. I’m trying to crank out at least two pages a day. If you want to try it, here’s how it works:
- Set a goal for the number of words you want to write per session.
- Use a wireless keyboard, turn your computer monitor off, or otherwise prevent yourself from being able to see or edit what you’re writing. This step is necessary so that you can write rapidly without stopping to correct or edit.
- Make sure your friends and family understand that you’ll be writing for this chunk of time and that you need to write to your goal without interruption.
- Write actively. Make things happen in your writing. Most importantly, vent your passions, entertain yourself, surprise yourself. I find that the best principles for this can be found in the work of Keith Johnstone, author of Impro.