Saturday, March 27, 2010

Active Writing

What's cooking? I don't know yet. It's a lazy Saturday afternoon and I haven't thought that far ahead. I'm still exhausted after creating spinach pockets last night.

I have to create in semi-private.

Why?

Because I look ridiculous when I'm writing.

I utter disjointed phrases out loud without warning.

I make absurd facial expressions, trying to see which part of my face is working to make the expression so I can describe it.

I do things with my hands and arms. For instance, just now I wanted to describe a woman's dangly earrings moving when she nodded her head. I wanted a better word than "moving," so I held out my hand and let my fingers dangle and wiggled them around to see what that looked like.

If anyone had been standing around watching me for the last ten minutes, they'd probably think I was psycho. So, I'm glad for a quiet, private space. I don't write as well in coffee shops, for instance.

Do you do anything strange while you're writing or are you more subdued?

3 comments:

  1. LOL! I don't write in coffee shops either. I'm Night Writer because I don't like to write around other people.

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  2. Ha ha. That's true! I know I've said this many times before, but I love that name. It's clever, but I also really loved watching Night Rider when I was a kid. :)

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  3. Yes, I liked that it sounded like one of my favorite childhood shows.

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