By Janie Reinart
*stronger immune system
Yes, you read that right-thirty minutes of uninterrupted writing time. This is what happens in the box.
You can't leave. You can't walk away from the paper and pencil. You need to do something to help the time pass.
You write. Talk about Butt-In-Chair.
"How to write: Butt in chair. Start each day anywhere. Let yourself do it badly. Just take one passage at a time. Get butt back in chair."~Anne Lamott
The temperature in an infrared sauna soaks into your bones.
“Basically, if you want to become a good writer, you need to do three things. Read a lot, listen well and deeply, and write a lot. And don’t think too much. Just enter the heat of words and sounds and colored sensations and keep your pen moving across the page. If you read good books, when you write, good books will come out of you.~Natalie Goldberg
In the silence you can focus on your breathing and your heart beat. You can hear yourself think.
"A writer needs certain conditions in which to work and create art. She needs a piece of time; a peace of mind; a quiet place..."~Margaret Walker
What new places have you found to create art? Share with us in the comments.
NOTE: Congratulations David McMullin you are the winner of the giveaway for A Cooked-Up Fairy Tale by Penny Parker Klostermann.
There must be something magic about warmth, because I find myself "writing" in the shower (and then actually putting it on the page as soon as I get out)! Hadn't thought of writing "in a box" (perhaps with a fox) - but wondering if a blanket fort might provide the same ambiance.ReplyDelete
Sue you made me laugh 😊ReplyDelete
Janie, this is such a fabulous "take" on how to write anywhere. I need that sauna NOW.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Kathy. We have to seize the day😊Delete
Cliché but I love writing in coffee shops. I don't know why, but I can tune out the chaos and noise there, but not at home. I love taking my stuff and setting up shop at a coffee shop. Plus, they have good things to drink! The sauna looks awfully inviting though...:)ReplyDelete
Angie thanks for sharing 😊 Write on!ReplyDelete
I love your comparisons here, Janie! I have a 'Victorian Sitting Room' with a comfortable chair where I write most of the day. ☺️ Although, I do like a change of scenery at times, and find a coffee shop occasionally. Thanks for sharing . . . and keep on writing!!ReplyDelete
Jarm your sitting room sounds lovely. Metaphors be with you.ReplyDelete
Janie, I wish I had a sauna :) Love this idea to keep BIC! I find myself thinking about my stories as I move around the house doing my chores. I don't like chores and daydreaming about my stories is good entertainment to distract me from my appointed duty.ReplyDelete
Charlotte, our stories do follow us around. We have to keep getting our ducks in a row. :)Delete
Thank you so much for Penny's book. I can't wait to see it. Quiet, warmth, no distractions for a half hour. Sounds perfect.ReplyDelete
David, congrats! ❤️ Patricia asked me to add this exciting news. Enjoy😊Delete
Hmmm, boxes. Cats will do anything to squish themselves into them. Dogs feel safe in them. Birds build nests in them. Perhaps this is a lesson for all of us, right? Thanks for an interesting post, Janie!ReplyDelete
Julianne, great correlation😊ReplyDelete