Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Jane Kenyon's Instructions For A Writer

* Protect your time;

* Feed your inner life;

* Avoid too much noise; (!)

* Read good books, have good sentences in your ear;

* Be by yourself often as often as you can;

* Walk;

* Take the phone off the hook;

* Work regular hours;

* No to lunch with friends, to the overflowing inbox;

* Quiet contemplation will lead you to riches, so keep good literature on tour bedside table and read for a few minutes before you go to sleep;

* Cultivate solitude in your writing space, in the car, at the kitchen table, when the house is empty;

* Get your blood moving;

* Feel your feet on the earth;

* Your mind is not floating in space but connected to a body;

* Disable the internet;

* Find a rhythm.

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