Day 1: Automatic Writing


 Your first task today is to start automatic writing.

What is automatic writing? It’s the act of “dumping”. Let your pen do the work. That’s it, you’re just going to sit down, and write a minimum of 3-4 pages without letting you pen lift off the page or stop writing. Even if you don’t know what you’re going to write, keep going. In the beginning, this may look like a list of things you need to do today, thoughts you can’t get out of your head, or a recap of your dreams or your day yesterday. The point is not to judge what you’re writing, for this is going rid any excess thoughts that do not serve you in your creative blocks. Let it all go on the paper, and do not read it once you’re finished, close your journal and let it be. When we go back to read it we start to criticize what we wrote, perhaps our grammar or our though patterns so just let it be.

When you wake up, this is going to be the first thing you do, so if it helps, keep the journal right beside your bedside table.

What you’ll need:

  • A new journal

  • A nice pen that you enjoy writing with

  • Open mind