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I wrote a contrafactum to rhythm changes today. Or I should say that one just occurred to the fingers of my right hand as I was playing, aft...

Friday, January 27, 2012

Mirth

Today we have 8 people in the writing group here at the aptly named Mirth café. I added more than 1,000 words to my project ADLB. (Another damned Lorca book), also known as Lorca: modelo para armar, in 2 1/2 hours. The place is loud and the chairs uncomfortable. We hardly speak to one another. Yet it is a great way to write.

4 comments:

Clarissa said...

How do you carry your secondary materials to the writing session and is there place to spread them around? Or do you just write without them when you are with the group?

Jonathan said...

I was writing directly from my brain without anything else, except some pdfs directly on my computer. I am at that stage of the project where I need to brainstorm.

Clarissa said...

That's really cool. I can't do that yet. I need to feel anchored with my papers and notes. Maybe one day. . . :-)

Tanya Golash-Boza said...

Clarissa: The beauty of this kind of writing group is that you learn to write without being anchored to the texts. You bring what you can carry and have to move forward with what you have. It can be quite liberating.