Daily Journal Workshop:
Take your journal to a favorite place.
Sit for awhile. Now start writing. Fill two pages. Write about what you see and hear in the moment. Forget grammar. Just write. Be present in the moment.
… Some people walking in and out. A dog stares in the window, his owner walks out. The waitress delivers coffee and sandwiches. Her feet shuffle as she walks. The girls behind the counter chatter about their previous jobs, jobs they want, jobs they’d never want. The plates clank as they are taken out of the dishwasher. I take a large sip from my cappuccino and get foam on my upper lip. An old-fashioned truck drives by. The windows are steamed up. A family walks in…
Now randomly move your pen across the words, traveling through them, looping around random words. Just dance with the pen across the pages, following a sub-conscious road map.
Write out the words that you randomly looped.
Trim up the words, forming them into a poem.
Tomorrow we play with lettering and make a comic book panel.