You know, you read about a topic, and it’s not until a specific person says it in a specific way that really rings true for you. I’ve tried Morning Pages before, but quit soon after. Now, after Tarah’s post here, I’m ready to try again!
Sometimes help comes to us from the places we least expect. Julia Cameron, for instance — a writing teacher whose books I’ve been avoiding for a very long time.
I should explain. When you’re a writer, there are books that pop up as “inspired by your browsing history” on Amazon again and again and again. Her most famous title, “The Artist’s Way,” is one such book.
This book has appeared online and in nearly every used bookstore I’ve visited over the past six months, and I was sick of it. I’d flipped through it on multiple occasions but deemed it a bit too spiritual for my sensibilities.
But after my mother-in-law (also a writer) read a passage aloud from Julia’s book “The Sound of Paper,” I knew I had to find it. I searched for it everywhere while on a birthday trip to Taos, New Mexico, but no…
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