You can tell me anything you like about the value of output, of just writing without analyzing. But give me the minutes spent staring at the screen, walking around the neighbourhood, working loose the knots of a story that you feel might never give way. Despite the almost palpable stress of it, it makes me feel connected to the fact of being a writer more than anything else.

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  1. Sarah

    Well said. I agree wholeheartedly.

    1. Samantha

      Thanks; I’m glad you could relate!

  2. Georgia

    There is nothing quite like a good walk for figuring things out, especially when it comes to writing. That and those few minutes before you go to sleep are ideas heaven.

    1. Samantha

      Yes, walks really are the best for that sort of thing, aren’t they? And I, frustratingly, still have yet to learn that keeping a paper and pen on my bedside table is something I must do.