nano … no, W.o.W. …
November 12, 2008 § 6 Comments
Becca asks her fellow writers for this week’s Write on Wednesday (W.O.W):
Do you do writing exercises or warm ups?
Do you think they could be valuable?
Have you found warm up exercises helpful in some other area of your life, e.g. art, music, athletics?
(The only reason I won’t do Becca’s extra credit is cuz I will be nano-ing …)
Warm ups? Yes.
In writing: For me, it’s all about the blog thing to warm up my writing. To remind myself a tad about editing. To experiment with stream of consciousness. To exercise the photo-instead-of-words thing. To even get some feedback from some of the best. My early a.m. writing exercise, that I look forward to like I never have with “going to the gym” is all about tap tap tapping away here at the keyboard ’til my fingers are connected to the brain and I can write and fly at the same time.
At work: I reach my technical writing/editing desk all primed and ready.
In life: I am pathetic about stretching, aerobicizing and running. I am, however, very good about breathing exercises.
Yes, I’m a believer in exercise. Exercise your rights, your freedom, your brain, your dogs, your horse, your writing, your kids (yes, snatch them away from that TV),your piano playing, your pets that I didn’t already mention, your voice, your math abilities, your cooking talents, your spiritualism, your body, and your self.
Exercise moves you forward.