Spend 15 minutes writing. Writing anything. ANYTHING. Even writing “I’m writing…” Keep the pen going. Make marks on the paper. Let your thoughts flow. Don’t worry about neatness or wit or good grammar or sense. Just move the pen over the paper. Open up. Unpeel some layers. Be ugly. Let your arthritic fingers cramp up. Don’t censor. Don’t make sense either. Keep writing. We’ll be using the pages in part two tomorrow.
It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it. – Anaïs Nin