The morning page is an idea I got from the book, “The Artists Way”. There is a companion that goes along with the Morning Page. They recommend putting the following to paper and posting it on the wall in front of you where you usually write:

Oh, Great Creator,

You will provide quality,

And I will provide the quantity.

I live by this because even when my mind seems empty, I still find something to write about. And the morning page exercise forces my tiny little brain to come up with something to say. Then I have to keep writing until the page is full. And I fill it with anything that comes to mind until the page is full.

I am mindful that my audience may not have that much time to read, so I keep it down to somewhere between 600 words at the low end, to 1500 at the top. I haven’t been able to write very long articles often because my time is limited. I’m a father and my kids hunt me down so I have to write before they wake up.

My environment forces me to get creative and write longer articles over a period of days, but most of the time, my articles are written in one sitting. I like to write from a stream of consciousness because I love the state of mind that I achieve from writing. I tend to improvise a lot when I write.

For research, I make my casual reading my research time and plug links in the draft of my article for use later. Writing long articles is kind of a long and slow meditation for me. So I think you’re on the right track about writing one long article per week. That’s probably about right considering the busy life most people lead.

I hope you find the above helpful. Have a great day.

Husband, father, worker, philosopher, and observer. Plumbing the depths of consciousness to find the spring of happiness. Write on.

Husband, father, worker, philosopher, and observer. Plumbing the depths of consciousness to find the spring of happiness. Write on.