INKSPILL 2014 – Morning Activity – Pens at the ready!

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awf-2014  It has been well documented that writing on waking, first thing in the morning, whilst your brain is still somewhere between sleep and the new day can produce great results and uncover words which would otherwise never have been written.

SUNDAY 26th OCTOBER DAY 2

I want you to make a commitment RIGHT NOW that tomorrow morning you will start the day with your notebook and pen (it is best to go ‘old school’ and avoid more techno versions), you needn’t even get out of bed! Write for 5 minutes or 10 if you can manage – a stream of consciousness that may not even make sense (don’t worry) keep the pen moving (this is why it’s best to ditch the gadgets)! Let your mind and hand be open.

 

BACK TO NOW

pencil paper freestock 1) Think of a dream, it can be one you have dreamt or something made up. Make a note.

2) Add a description of your dream/character into this statement;

You had that dream again. The one where ___________________________________ stares you down from your window. Except the windows open this time—and you’re awake! What happens next?

Example: You had that dream again. The one where the beast with the drooping hands and wicked fangs stares you down from your window. Except the windows open this time—and you’re awake! What happens next?

3) Free write for a while, then decide if you want to polish, edit redraft or stick with the original flow of thoughts.

 

Aim for about 500 words.

Finally share LINKS here to where you have posted – or copy & paste  your writing into a reply on this post.

 

AWF circle HAPPY WRITING!

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4 responses »

  1. You had that dream again. The one where the college principal stares you down from your window. Except the windows open this time—and you’re awake!

    He seems to be grinning or at least that’s how I’m going to take it hes starts to speak do you think I don’t know about your little trips through my rooms when you get locked out? And the other stuff you think I don’t know about? Maybe I’m just turning a blind eye or giving you enough rope to… climb down.

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