“When you use words, you’re able to keep your mind alive. Writing is my way of reaffirming my own existence.” -Gao Zingjian
I have discovered a new website, 750 Words.
According to the founder,
“I’ve long been inspired by an idea I first learned about in The Artist’s Way called morning pages. Morning pages are three pages of writing done every day, typically encouraged to be in “long hand”, typically done in the morning, that can be about anything and everything that comes into your head. It’s about getting it all out of your head, and is not supposed to be edited or censored in any way. The idea is that if you can get in the habit of writing three pages a day, that it will help clear your mind and get the ideas flowing for the rest of the day. Unlike many of the other exercises in that book, I found that this one actually worked and was really really useful.”
Hopefully, it is going to keep me from single handily destroying lots and lots of rain forest. I have, at this moment, no less than five notebooks in use, all filled with scribbles on a variety of subjects. It’s a mess. There’s no organization. Keeping track of what I’ve written is difficult. Furthermore, my notebooks don’t yell at me if don’t write in them. They don’t reward me for writing in them. 750 Words does both.
You get badges for successfully writing (penguins!). You get reminders. You get analytics. Your writing can be public or private, whichever you prefer. I highly, highly recommend it.