#NaNoWriMo Tip 9: Morning Pages

29th November 2023
2 min read
Morning Pages

Alan Anderson, creator of Writing Coach In A Box, shares his daily NaNoWriMo tips with us.

Are you blocked? Have you come to a particularly difficult spot in your MS? Do you have the time to write, but no energy to get words down? Try Morning Pages. Devised by the screenwriter and creative guru Julia Cameron, this proven method of getting the juices flowing is surprisingly simple. Every morning, simply write three pages of whatever's on your mind. The weather, your emotional state, the creative problem you're mulling over… just get it all down. Then shut the notebook and turn to your work. You'll  find that your writing muscles have warmed up nicely.

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