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Creative Strength Training by Jane Dunnewold

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Writing as an Assist to Making

I don’t know why artists resist the idea of a regular writing practice, which, by the way, is different from thinking of yourself as a writer.

Journaling’s reputation has morphed from angst-filled recordings of adolescence and true confessions into a legitimate art form, which is all well and good but not what I have in mind for this writing practice.

Writing exercises are cross-training. Each assists in the management of studio time and in the creating itself. Practically speaking, few of us keep all the great ideas we have in our heads. Writing down ideas tethers them to the Earth plane. List making is good. Make ...

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