In this exercise, you’ll use three questions to stimulate creative thought.
You can write these questions yourself, but I’ll give you some examples to show you what to do.
They are not even “writing.” They are about anything and everything that crosses your mind– and they are for your eyes only.
Morning Pages provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritize and synchronize the day at hand.
Try to see this younger self as a real and separate person when you write the letter.
This exercise helps you think about your reader as a real person with emotions — a person who can be moved and inspired by your writing. Spend a few minutes deciding the core message of the letter, and then just start writing without filters.
Your inner creative muscle needs exertion to stay fit and strong — but writing exercises don’t need to be drudgery.
They can be fun and exciting as you see how much creative juice you have just waiting to be squeezed.
In her book, The Artist’s Way, author Julia Cameron calls this free writing, “Morning Pages.” She asks the reader to write three pages of stream of consciousness writing every morning.
Here’s what she says about Morning Pages: There is no wrong way to do Morning Pages — they are not high art.