Influences (or Why I Write the Way I Do)

Natalie Goldberg (free-flowing writing)
Clarissa Pinkola Estes (wild woman writing)
Jane Hutchison (direct-to-the-point writing)
Ernest Hemingway (simple words writing)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Do You Talk to Yourself When Writing?

currently doing a TOR cnm proposal on strategy development at work, and of course, the thesis.

it helps to talk to oneself, especially when encountering a wall, or at a stump to write the next great paragraph.

like just earlier, after finishing an inspired section on serendipity at work in Kaantabay, i just could not find the write linking sentence. so i wrote below the paragraph, THERE IS AN OPENING HERE SOMEWHERE. to free my mind. and as if silencing the internal editor, i was able to write a preliminary sentence to transition to the next section.

the same goes for the work write-up. when i get lost in the use of professional language, i write: 'this is what i am about to say?' and just fly off with phrases, often in Tagalog and Bikol, to agree free thoughts from the prison of standards.

so practice, talk to yourself, write those simple thoughts down, in black and white ahead of you, then fly. the discipline is to write. writing is all there is.

No comments: