March 26, 2008
The writing hour: a specific period of time set aside for the specific purpose of writing. It’s rather like writing 100 words a day. It provides a focus and a framework. During the writing hour you sit with pen and paper, a typewriter or in front of a computer. If choosing the latter the internet needs to be disconnected. Idle web browsing is not an option. If nothing is written during that hour it doesn’t matter. What matter’s is the time spent in process. But then words being what they are, the chances are they’ll tumble out at some point.