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How do you get in the mental place where you find this deeper interior and write

  1. jay2jay profile image60
    jay2jayposted 7 years ago

    How do you get in the mental place where you find this deeper interior and write?

  2. JD Barlow profile image60
    JD Barlowposted 7 years ago

    I simply turn on the TV to low and clear my mind. When I write well, it simply flows. When I can't write and I struggle, it is better to wait for another day.

  3. Kerouac100 profile image61
    Kerouac100posted 7 years ago

    I believe that people have a barrier that seperates the dreaming mind to the waking one. As the dreaming mind is inherently creative (It takes disparate things and creates a coherent world) I desire a constant flow of imagery between the dreaming mind and the conscious reflective mind. I believe this dreaming mind continually cretes an imaginary world, it is just the isolation of consciousness that sleep provides that allows us to notice it. The methods I use to keep this flow between these two modes of thinking are calm abiding meditation/zazen, active imagination (see Carl Jung info), free writing during the early stages of drafting and  dream analysis. As the unconscious mind/dream cognition uses the language we are given as a structure and is at heart metaphorical a more intimate connection to it can be very helpful to your writing and also give you a closer connection to outside world.

  4. lovelylizzy profile image56
    lovelylizzyposted 7 years ago

    first clear your head.make sure you are alone,cuz this may be weird.now think of your past.was it good was it bad?the wordsa should float on the paper.

 
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