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Morning Papers vs Grown-Up Camp, other Writing Thoughts

I finished Julia Cameron's 'The Right to Write.' I was taken with the idea of morning papers. I think that while there is an appeal to the big cathartic moment- a peak moment like drug highs or the end of a self-improvement meeting- as the cure to whatever ails you, it isn't particularly helpful. The real help is a daily practice. It won't cure me of everything, and I'm not even doing it 'right,' but it seems to me that the practice of writing daily stream-of-consciousness works first thing in the morning may be a step in the right direction in a way that a big tent-revival type thing wouldn't be. At least I am getting out my mental clutter where I can see it for what it is.

I should probably do something about marketing my books too. But that feels more threatening, somehow.


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