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skmurphy · 2008-04-19 · Original thread
The "Morning Pages" concept from "The Artist's Way at Work"

Write three pages in longhand first thing in the morning every day. Can be stream of consciousness, a journal, a story, or even "I don't know what to write" over and over.

There are a number of good techniques in the book, but this is the best one to start with.

skmurphy · 2007-12-01 · Original thread
The book the "Artist's Way at Work" by Mark Bryan, Julia Cameron, and Catherine Allen offers an approach called "morning pages" that is similar to a log but helps to overcome writers block (as well as act as a refinery for written pieces still percolating). Some references:

although the book encourages you to write them in longhand I found that typing on a laptop in a coffee shop or library or anywhere that was different from where I normally worked (to break association with work space) worked for me.

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