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Aug 06, 2019 21:29:19

Do you read your words later?

by @5plus6 | 218 words | 30🔥 | 175💌

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Writing is the best snapshot of yourself.

Every day, so many ideas boil over in my mind, only a few are written down (on 200 WAD and my journal).

Compare to the fresh thoughts or the unable-to-be-written, when I look back the survived words, they are magical.


Though some are just squeezed out or driven by aimless boring for having enough words to publish on 200 WAD, filling out my blank "free writing" page, or accomplishing the scheduled goal, I am enjoyable to read them later.

It seems like time is working its magic on the texts, or maybe because of my writing style?

My writing is far away from great, my vocabulary is just so so, my topis are normal life points instead of philosophy theory, but they're from 100% honesty, like self-talk.


So, keep writing, catch up the lighting in your storming brain as well as the "air" in your empty mind.

No matter how boring, ridiculous, meaningless they are at the present, write down in the most honest details, and then leave.

After X minutes (X > 5), read your words again, in other words, meet your "X-minute-younger" self.

Then the time magic will work, you may find some hidden highlights or ignored truth.


I call it a round of self-discovery iteration.

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    @5plus6 agreed! Once I'm being honest I find I can still appreciate what I wrote even if it's not the best quality.

    Keenen Charles avatar Keenen Charles | Aug 06, 2019 12:31:24
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      @5plus6 @keenencharles - something about honesty that has a lasting quality. :-)

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Aug 06, 2019 14:18:20
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      @keenencharles @brianball
      “I always speak about how you have to learn how to read your work; I don’t mean enjoy it because you wrote it. I mean, go away from it, and read it as though it is the first time you’ve ever seen it. Critique it that way. Don’t get all involved in your thrilling sentences and all that…” (Toni Morrison, a Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning writer, passed away this week at the age of 88.)

      5plus6 avatar 5plus6 | Aug 10, 2019 09:15:13
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