Incantation for Writing

After I sit down to write, but before my fingers type the first word, I say an incantation to focus my mind and spirit on the creative act before me.

Incantation for Writing

Today, I write to fill the blank pages

I write to meet the unfamiliar parts of myself

I write to comfort the disturbed, and to disturb the comfortable

Today, I write to fill the blank pages

I shamelessly stole this idea from Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art. The “disturb the comfortable” line is not mine,  and its origin is subject to debate.

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Jeff Garvin

Author of SYMPTOMS OF BEING HUMAN and THE LIGHTNESS OF HANDS. Cohost of THE HERO'S JOURNEY podcast. Rock musician, D&D geek, aspiring revolutionary.

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