Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Another day

I did some errands yesterday. One was to go to the Dollar Store. It was a nice feeling to know that I could purchase a few things. (I'm low maintenance) I wanted to pick up a few spiral notebooks so I could start doing "morning pages" as Julia Cameron calls them. Fortunately for me I checked at a supermarket before going to the Dollar Store. The supermarket had some on sale for $.29 so I got four of them. The Dollar Store is kewl, but sometimes things can be found cheaper elsewhere. In any event, its nice to have garbage bags and tin foil...little things that makes life easier.

And yes, you must expect entries of this caliber here...otherwise I wouldn't have anything to write about.

Speaking of writing, I've finally gotten around to reading Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones : freeing the writer within. She also promotes 'morning page' writing same as Julia. I am finding one thing to help me with this (scribbling whatever comes to mind when I first get up) is to keep the TV off. What an addiction! What a mindless addiction and waste of time. (At least morning TV is a waste. The public channel has some real kewl programs.) uh...er...and yes I do have the TV on as I key this. I have a weak character, what can I say.

And I must say, there's an awful lot of books out there about writing. I have been fortunate in coming across books that are entertaining even if you aren't a writer. If you are interested, I think Julia Cameron's The Right to Write is also very good. There are communities on the web dedicated to this book and sharing their experiences. And my last recommendation is Write It Down, Make It Happen by Henriette Anne Klauser. Its a very enjoyable read.

One of my favorite places in the world, the west end of the Columbia Gorge where everything is green and mossy.
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3 comments:

Flying Crone said...

Hey!!! what happened to my comment??? After finally recalling my secret password which will not open any doors to any of my deeeeep and dark secrets...I was indeed simply joyfilled in the fact that I remembered it....and then was looking forward to rereading my brilliant comments to you!!! And now I can not find them....ahhhh...it.

Good books you mention!! Although I am not a writer, I do understand that "Writing Down the Bones" is excellent and needless to say, the exercise of doing Morning Pages is without a doubt, a most cleansing expereince that I believe truly allows for new "stuff" to come into our awareness from Spirit.

When doing the "Vein of Gold", by Cameron....I did do the autobiography of my childhood, and that is probably the last time I really took the time to write. But, if truth be told, I truly now have no desire to do so. I am more interested in reading about someone's else experiences.....mine are old hat to me now.

sek3r said...

good ole dollar store..lol

The Crusty Crone said...

'Hey' sek3r, Thanks for the shoutout. And welcome to blogger.com. I hope you enjoy your blog.

And 'Hey' to you too, Flying...or should that just be "Crone". I heard good comments about Writing Down the Bones too, but so far it seems to be much like a lot of other books. Maybe too much hype about it. One good thing though...lot of the stuff can be applied to life situations.