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.W.o.W. #1

Gwen Van Velsor

If you didn’t write, what would you do?

I would probably paint. I love watercolors but rarely use them because I almost always put writing first.

What is a good writing habit you have picked up?

Writing morning pages, which is an idea created by Julia Cameron (The Artist’s Way). The idea is to get in the habit of writing three pages by hand in the morning before doing anything else. It works.

What does your inner writing voice tell you?

My inner writing voice tells me not to be afraid. It tells me to listen and to trust that what makes it on the page is what is meant to be on the page. My inner writing voice reminds me that this practice of writing is not that serious, to write what I want because, why not?