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Writing with the Pomodora Method

Nothing can be done except little by little.–Charles Baudelaire

yellow flowers and morning dewOne of the greatest problems I have as a writer is getting out of the starting block every day. This is true of me whether I am writing poetry, working on new pages of a novel or short story, editing, or writing a potential blog post. It’s just hard to get going.

This summer, however, I attended a presentation that addressed this issue. It was titled “The Pomodora Method: How to use it to get your work done, to get unstuck when you meet with resistance, and not least, to rewire your brain around writing.”

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Roses, Impressionists, and Writing Groups

 A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to take a trip to France, and while I was there, visited Claude Monet’s beautiful home and garden in Giverny. What I remember most about that visit was Monet’s second story bedroom overlooking the rose garden. Two floor to ceiling windows faced the south, and I imagined Monet in May and June and July waking, going to the windows and flinging them open. How could he not help but paint as he did, I thought, waking to such beauty every morning!

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