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Writing Quote Number 5 from the Archive

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I step away from the computer and swim. I really wish someone had told me earlier that there’s a relationship between writing and exercise. Writing involves you being completely, revoltingly sedentary while your brain works overtime. But when you exercise, it’s the complete reverse – you more or less become brain dead while your body works like a bastard not to drown/collapse on the treadmill/die. Then after I exercise, I always come back to my laptop and it’s like I’m seeing the story for the first time. I know what I need to do. It’s almost Biblical, like scales falling off my eyes or something.
Benjamin Law

 

This quote first appeared here on October 11 2015

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5 comments on “Writing Quote Number 5 from the Archive

  1. Léa
    August 13, 2017

    Physical activity is excellent for the creative juices and I often take off for a bit of a walk in the hills where my village is. This time of year there are frequent runs to the Mediterranean which is fortunately only minutes away. However, for those of us who are not into being out in the cold, unless forced, I often put on a big pot of soup in the morning and sometimes bake some bread. Then I get back to my laptop and by the time I need a break, the soup is ready. Also, I find neighbors more than willing to receive any extra fresh made bread. By the way, baking bread is excellent aggression therapy and the results are a benefit.

    • bridget whelan
      August 13, 2017

      Now that’s what I call a writing plan…and an added benefit would be the smells in your home. (And the Mediterranean on your doorstep. Oh, wow. Double wow.)

      • Léa
        August 14, 2017

        It works for me! Actually, it is about a fifteen minute drive to the sea but that is because the roads are winding through the hills but with such a view, who cares? It is rough but someone has to…

  2. Jennie
    August 13, 2017

    This is a good one!

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