BOOK REVIEW THURSDAYS

       The Artist’s Way
       Julia Cameron
       New York: Penguin Putnam, 2002
      
       Cameron’s book is a must read for all writers. She describes the
       importance of the morning pages and how we could all be writers
       if we write consistently each and every day. She suggests that
       writers write three pages a day by long hand after breakfast.
      
       The best way to write such pages is through free association.
       This means that as you start writing, you should write about
       whatever comes to mind. We shouldn’t worry about punctuation
       or subject/verb agreement. We should just simply write as quickly
       and as fluidly as possibly.
      
       I love this exercise, and I do this type of writing every day. I
       have gotten to the point now that it takes me about ten minutes
       first thing in the morning to simply write. I feel much lighter and I
       could face my writing day with much more balance and peace.
       There are times that my dreams take me to places and spaces that
       are not conducive to writing. So, this practise has helped me
       immensely.
      
       So, if you haven’t already, take the book out of the library and
       enjoy reading it this weekend. You will be so glad that you did.
      
       ~ Happy reading!
       ~ Irene

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