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June 14, 2007

Writing and Healing Idea #41: Reading to Discover What You Most Want to Write

Find a piece of writing that you love----a poem or a children’s book or a story or a novel---or a something.

Look at it again---or look at part of it again---- a page---a passage------beginning to get that sense again of how and why you love it.
Write about it.

Write about the way it feels in your body to read this piece of writing that you love.
Write about how and why this piece of writing touches you.

Or you can, if you like, begin a letter to the writer of the piece.
In the letter, consider writing to her or him about what touched you in particular about their writing. Consider writing about the piece of writing that you still want to write but haven’t yet-----