On Writing

Poem 197 – High Intensity Resistance Writing

High Intensity Resistance Writing
For Paul

Resistance is a fierce ability every writer cultivates
It is a practice for flexing creative muscles that should
be honed every day for at least twenty minutes

The higher the intensity resistance
the higher the creative output
Writers need six-to-eight cups of curiosity a day
to keep confidence hydrated

Stretching fingers and forearms
twisting spines and sciatic nerves
is also beneficial during
peak productive spurts

The key to a daily positive process
comes from a simple but rigorous work-out regimen:

Sleep. Stretch. Sit. Resist.
Stand. Scream. Write. Resist
Laugh. Eat. Write. Resist.
Walk. Write. Read. Resist.
Weep. Focus. Research. Resist.
Write. Write. Write. Resist
Read. Revise. Growl. Resist.
Repeat.

Following a high intensity resistance writing
routine effectively increases word count
Group exercise is highly recommended
for sanity and sanctuary

Resistance is a necessary part of
the writing process and should be
partnered with patience – though
procrastination is wont to intrude
it too deserves a rung on the high
intensity writing ladder of creative living

Also chocolate cake coffee tea and the
complaint department (which is always
open even during a pandemic)


Happy weekend! Keep up the great resistance!

One thought on “Poem 197 – High Intensity Resistance Writing

  1. yes. yes. yes.

    On Fri, 16 Jul 2021 at 18:22, VANESSA SHIELDS, writer wrote:

    > Vanessa Shields posted: ” High Intensity Resistance WritingFor Paul > Resistance is a fierce ability every writer cultivatesIt is a practice for > flexing creative muscles that shouldbe honed every day for at least twenty > minutes The higher the intensity resistancethe higher th” >

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