Sunday, May 15, 2011

One minute writing.

Minutia. Minute. Hour. Minute. Second.
I have experienced long droughts between downpours of inspiration.
Time. Energy. Ideas. Vocabulary.
But there is always a place on the intertubes for motivation and feedback in tiny bite sized pieces.
A lady named C. Beth runs a blog called The One Minute Writer where you can go daily (daily!) to get a simple, motivational, creative prompt.
Sometimes what you really need is a constraint. In this case it is all in the name: you only have ONE MINUTE to craft your response. And the front page of the blog contains a handy 60-second timer widget that you can set off when you start writing. When the bell goes, ding ding, pens down, you're done. (Sometimes, I have to admit, the bell is actually the starting point for the five minute editor but that is a whole other topic).

1 comment:

C. Beth said...

Thanks for the shout-out, ptf. Love your creativity, and it's always nice to see that weird fish avatar show up on my screen....