Making your mind your playground

segunda-feira, 20 de outubro de 2008

Topic du Jour experiment #1c

Luciano ( recomends this technique.

Day 0:
I like to experiment, so I will begin writing daily in an interartive-evolutive way. The subject Ihave in mind is inspired by Mauro's question about the audience one writes for:

"You don't write for the whole world, and you don't write for ten people, or two. You write for just one person." (Kurt Vonnegut Jr p. 65, Dial Press Trade Paperback edition).

Of course I'm taking some liberties with the Topics du Jour technique.

Day 1:
It took me 10 minutes to think about it, 15 minutes to write this entry and 15 to correct the English:

* Does the client matter?
* Writing is sharing
* You should "share" with yourself
* Sharing only with yourself is selfish
* You cannot share something that you not possess
* Grock = think + play + write + use + improve + think again ...
* Use mental experiment
* Writing is a tool for thinking more clearly

Next steps:
1. thesis + anthitesis = syntesis
2. collect my friends thoughts
3. collect some authors thoughts
4. mindmap
5. write

Day 2 = Plus 10 minutes for step 2:

* to possess something (internally)
* to turn habit into practice
* audience is the ego
* to pursue a result
* “The purpose of the writer is to create and keep a reader”
* internal dialogs
* focus x target X result

Day 3 = Plus 10 minutes for step 3:
from Gail Sher (
* writing is practice
* writers write no matter what
* writing is "taking care"
* writing should be an habit
* writing can define yourself

Day 4 = Plus 10 minutes for step 3:
from Gail Sher (
* writing can be done in several forms (haiku, poetry, rhymes, letters)
* a habit is the link between inspiration and self-realization
* bridge to serenity
* 4 noble truths for writers
** writers write
** writing is a process
** you don't know what your writing will be until the end of the process
** i fwriting is your practice, the only way to fail is not to write

my insight:
* you don't have to be yourself when you write, you can recreate yourself - see Fernando Pessoa's heteronyms.

hope you like it.

Um comentário:

Luciano Passuello disse...

One of your conclusion that really put me to think was:
Writing is sharing.

I keep a journal every day and, since it's a private one, I never saw it as sharing.
But you're right: even when you write for your eyes only, you're still sharing. And thinking about it now, part of the satisfaction from writing (even private writing) comes indeed from sharing.