Stream of Consciousness

Writing every day without planning ahead is like a good dose of caffeine. It kickstarts the brain and makes you less cautious to begin the work. But it’s often garbage.

Allot a chunk of your day to stream-of-consciousness creation. Write down whatever comes to mind. Sing whatever melody is in your head. It will mostly be crap. But you will start thinking in a more interesting direction and find seeds of something larger. It may be bad but it’s something.

First the messy thoughts, then the crafting.

One thought on “Stream of Consciousness

  1. I think this is my life, since I seldom plan (and often pay for it when it comes time to revise a 70k-word manuscript). But I love the thought of stream of consciousness writing. In fact, it’s probably the reason why I journal every day. Thanks for sharing!

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