WFMAD Day 23 – Conjugate this:

Yesterday I wrote. Today I am writing. Tomorrow I will write some more.

Color me happy.

If you really want to write, treat yourself and enjoy these 9 ideas for improving your writing productivity.


Today’s advice: "Novelists… fashion nets to sustain and support the reader as he falls helplessly through the chaos of his own existence."  Fay Weldon


Today’s prompt: Your goal today is to move your pen across the paper or zoom your fingers on the keyboard without pausing to think.

Got that? "Don’t think. Just write." ©

Is it hard? Does your pen slow down, your mind drift off course? I have an idea that might make this easier.

Start by writing "I remember…" then follow that with a memory. If your falter, question yourself, or judge the quality of the memory, you can do one of two things:

a) Move one line down and start again "I remember…"

b) Where you get stuck, write, "or maybe not, maybe it was…" and release yourself from the confines of literal memory, allowing your imagination – anchored in something real – to take off to the stars.


2 Replies to “WFMAD Day 23 – Conjugate this:”

  1. Keep your hand moving across the page

    I love that advice — and I can never hear it often enough. Thanks for the boost this morning!

  2. I am no longer timing myself. Not because I’m scared of fifteen minutes, but because I’m consistently well above fifteen minutes. Sometimes it’s many many words, occasionally only about 500. But when I get in that groove, it’s nice.

    Except for the heavy feeling I get in my stomach when I’m working on something more intense. Still don’t quite have the separation thing down pat.

    I’m hoping I can keep this up even when I’m back to school. It’s good for me, I think, minus the impeded ability to compartmentalise.

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