My Daily Stream of Consciousness

... but not daily or necessarily true

What is My Daily Stream of Conciousness?

Published at 1 November 2016 10:50 AM EDT in 'General'

It starts with an idea that has nothing to do with you and everything to do with me. I want to write again, to find something to say worth saying. To be creative, when my creative levels seemed to have dwindled into nothingness over the years. I swore to myself this would never happen, and yet here I am. Stuck … I hate being stuck.

But I have a plan, man its been a long time since I had a plan, and I think it might be a good one.

The successful people at writing say that the trick is just to write. Which sounds smart … and stupid all at the same time. Don’t you have to have an idea too? How can you possible just start writing? But that is the trick, stop listening to that little voice that says you have to know what you are going to say before you say it. Just write, it doesn’t matter what, just write. And so I will.

But as I said, I have a plan, not an idea, but a plan.

In recent history there has been a style of writing that is called Stream of Consciousness. Basically, you just put the words in your head down on the page. Forget about direction, and meaning, just go with it. Tangents here we come. It was common in the modernist writing of Virginia Woolf, and also found in the postmodern literature of Douglas Coupland. It is a bitch to read, and evil to get meaning out of, but a hell of a lot of fun to write. So that is what I am going to do. I will write the words that pop into my head!

My plan is to write a daily stream of consciousness. That is to say I will write a daily stream of consciousness in the same way that the Hitchhiker’s Guide is a Trilogy. I have no intention of it being daily, well maybe sometimes, I make no promises. Basically, I reject all rules.

It will be an autobiographical look at the world around me with a fictional spin and plenty of tangents. I have no intention of writing truthful all the time, nor explaining what is real or what is imaginary. Again, I reject all rules.

I plan to voice my opinions about whatever I want, in whatever way I want. So if you don’t want to be offended I suggest you don’t read it. Though I make no statement that you will be offended or that I will try to offend.

As I stated earlier this project is about me, not you. It is my journey to find my creative self again. If you wish to tag along please do, and feel free to comment. Just don’t expect me to care, or make any sense at all. This is about my sensical, nonsensical mind unbound and unhibited. So let’s see what happens.

Photo: Turner in the Glass - digital photograph, taken at the Toronto Aquarium

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Lorna writes:

Published at 1 November 2016 1:33 PM EDT

I peeped your blog from a tweetyou left on twitter. i think this is amazzing i am going to follow you on twitter in hopes to follow along in your stream of creative writing.

Heather writes:

Published at 2 November 2016 10:46 AM EDT

My conscious eagerly awaits.

Shauna writes:

Published at 3 November 2016 8:54 AM EDT

Can't wait to read!

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Christine Morton -

A mother, a daughter, a magic bean grower,
a hoper, a lover, a dandelion blower.
A dreamer, a wisher, a photograph maker,
a writer, a hoper, a lesser road taker.

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