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Co-creating by heart with sandy cathcart through writers helps and art info, focusing on all things wild.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Something fun and revealing


Been away waaaaay too long. Sorry about that.

Let's try something fun and revealing.

Take out a sheet of paper. Number one through ten leaving a blank line between each number (room to write).

Time yourself for two minutes and answer the following question. Write as fast as you can. Use a sentence for each number, or a word, or a paragraph . . . but write fast! When you feel yourself getting stuck, force yourself to write something, even if it's something silly like, "I don't know what to write."

You can answer the question as a writer, an artist, photographer, musician, or whatever you spend a lot of time doing.

Ready? Set the timer for two minutes. Don't take any longer. Try to fill in every number.

Here's the question:

How do you feel about your writing (or art, or whatever?) right now?

When you have completed this assignment. Look at your answers. Did you fill in all ten questions? If so, good for you! You are in the creative mode. If you didn't, then you are still stuck in the edit mode, and that may (will) hamper your creativity and probably your sense of well-being. Try the assignment several times if you want.

Are your answers what you hoped they would be by now? Are they surprising?

Set this assignment aside. Keep it in a safe place for the next two weeks. Then do it again. Try it periodically, perhaps once a month.

In a couple of days, I'll give you a similar assignment and I'll share some of my student's answers. I think you'll be surprised at how much we can learn from this simple exercise.

Happy writing! or arting! or music-making! or whatever!


At 9:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there,

Nice stuff you got, very fabulous pics.
Well, I do have also in my sleeves, if you have time don't forget to visit


Many thanks

At 12:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there,

Cool stuff you got. Nice take, where did you get this?
By the way, let me show you some of my works


Many thanks

At 4:45 PM, Anonymous Jessie Moser said...

Decided to check out your blog after reading about your background on the Writer's View.
Are the paintings of the horse and bear yours? Very nice.
Jessie Moser

At 7:28 AM, Blogger Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

Great photos. I'm sure it was interesting to watch in person.

At 11:34 AM, Blogger Sandy Cathcart said...


Thanks for stopping by! Yes the paintings are mine. Thanks for the compliment.


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