November 16, 2011

Momentum, Part One: Launching Yourself

Posted in Flow, flow in writing, Practice Writing tagged , , , at 2:23 pm by Rebecca Hein

More than ninety percent of my technical problems on the cello solve themselves when I get moving. The more energy I give to the back-and-forth motion of my bow arm or the oscillating of my left hand in vibrato, the better my other skills work. Plus I don’t have to think about them at all.

“Just get going” is equally sound advice for writers. Put your pencil on the paper and start wiggling it. Or, if you’re a modern type, put your fingers on the keyboard and start tapping out the words. Content is immaterial because you’re aiming for flow.

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