Thursday, January 30, 2020

Notebook Thought 3

It is quite possible that we don't need to write, that we only need to breath, and by breathing, we are actually writing. Nearly every breath, observed with mindfulness, is covered in language.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Notebook Thought 2

As far as prewriting and existing in verbal emptiness go, sometimes it comes close to a state of sleep while at the desk, a thirty second shut down of the mind. I welcome this state for its egolessness, its openness to possibility. It's an elevator ride down to that best level of blankness. It's the bottom of the world underneath a sentence.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Notebook Thought 1

Who is the writer? Just as every writing teacher is a composite of all the teachers and experiences a student has had in the past, the writer is not a fixed identity but fluctuates based on his or her perceptions. The writer is whomever internal talk is providing in the moment. This is the basis for No-Self Writing.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Mindful Writing Workshop in New Hampshire

If you live in New Hampshire, USA, here's an opportunity in your area to check out these mindful writing techniques in person. I'll be offering this workshop through the New Hampshire Humanities Council: