5-5:10pm: How was your day? What did you see? Where were you? What did you do?
*For tonight’s page: There is always instruction right next to you and all around you. Always. Invariably.
Also, if you’re ever “bored”, or blocked with writing, YOUR writing, make it not so. And yes, it’s that easy.
5:10-5:35pm: How would you describe your story? Don’t spoil anything, tell us a bit about your character. Try to be removed in this answer, in your read of your own story. Read you as someone other than you.
*If this isn’t helping, the whole ‘not as you’ idea, then just write furiously unconcerned with any readers. Put everything to page and edit what you want, later.
5:35-6pm: Now what….. Well, we keep going. Thinking critically about our own composition… what do you learn from yourself, and how you write? What have the first two authors taught you on considering your own story a little further?
6-6:20pm: Continue the Comedic Consideration……. Have there been any times recently where you just had to laugh? Did it help? Why is humor valuable in finding Truth?
*Laugh at yourself, write the laughs then build off them … laughing at self for being stressed, and what the laughing does.. how do you see the stress now? Even if it doesn’t work, keep trying.
6:20-6:30pm: Close, the night’s page, YOU and your story, seeing truth and humor in your current room and frame.
Note….. Anxiety can be defeated through humor. Humor is Truth, it is also instructing and enriching, LIFE-SAVING.
ASSIGNMENT: Write me a funny email.. make me laugh. Any length. The more impassioned and interested you appear to be in your own writing the more bloody credit you get. Imagine that.
ASSIGNMENT: Go learn about David Sedaris….. Anything. BUY THE BOOK IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY.