Running and writing #1.

Run to repeat your thoughts
over
and over.

Line by line,
word
by word.

Until the page unfolds
writes itself – in the sky.

– jl


I wrote this poem the other day while out running. Yes, writing. While running. It makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? The guys at work thought I was crazy, which I assure you. I am. And I have author Ben Law to thank. I saw him give his ‘5 x Rules of Writing’ at the Emerging Writer’s Festival last month and it has been running through my mind ever since (boom tish). “Exercise to write well” was lucky #3.

As soon as he said it, I knew I could immediately relate. I’d been doing it for years without realising. Getting home and rushing to my notepad after stumbling upon “THAT” word. Yelling “aha” mid-run, when my big idea had finally decided to show up, quickly looking around to make sure that no one had heard me …

See, I told you. Crazy. xJ