“What’s on?” Lulu, my parrot asked.
“Nothing really worth a mention” I said.
“Writing what? Don’t tell me you are writing a novel or short stories.”
“No such a thing. I was reading a book by Julia Cameron. It is called ‘The Artist’s Way.’ She has written about a few simple techniques of unblocking one’s creativity.”
“So what’s the first instruction?”
“Write three pages when you get up in the morning.”
“About?” Lulu Asked.
“About absolutely anything…. But you must write three pages.”
“She says you begin the day by activating your right brain.”
“Thank God, such things are given only to human beings. We birds have a small but a whole brain. It is only human beings who have left and right brains. Some reportedly have two left brains!” Lulu said laughing.
“Oh, that is a manner of speaking; nobody will have two left brains. God is not like a footwear dealer who might put two left shoes in your shopping bag by mistake!” I said. “The right brain is the centre of creativity. So we need to activate it.”
“Tut tut tut…..that’s okay, but did writing three pages help?”
“Well, my experience is that it helps you become reflective. You can’t write three pages without revealing something about your feelings, emotions or perspective. Clarity about the subject seems to come to you slowly, like a man wearing his lost spectacles.”
“So are you recommending this technique to all blogger friends?” Lulu asked.
“Yes, I do.”
“That’s interesting. So what is written further in the book?”
“Well, I have not moved beyond the second chapter?”
“Why not? Have you lost your reading glasses?” Lulu asked and flew away.
I have already started following your advice
Nice!! That does seems to be interesting! Would love to borrow the book form you once you get your reading glasses and finish with reading it!
Another interesting conversation between Lulu and yourself! 🙂
Some day wemust meet your Lulu
The morning writing definitely helps! Have tried it a few times…Although most of my posts get written late into the evening…
Now, had i written them in the morning, maybe i would have gone someplace sir !
Thanks Harekrishnaji, Manju, Yams and Kavi.
Enjoyed reading this interesting piece. You have a great parrot! I haven't read Julia Cameron, but I try to write something in the morning.
Being a morning person myself, I can vouch for this. But for most who may not know this benefit, early risers will be identified with the morning rooster taking credit for the first rays of the sun..