I traditionally write with a pen the same way I blog: straight in, top down with full sentences, paragraphs, aiming for completion of thoughts.

While it's good that I can go straight to the page I often wonder if it's as much a hinderance as a boon. I can't help but feel I am too rigid and need to open up a bit on paper.

Notes, scribbles, diagrams, anything to take a different approach and see things from multiple angles.

I want my notes to cross-pollinate, for ideas to be juxtaposed in the hope of finding strange connections that might not otherwise be seen. I want my words to travel in different directions so I can sneak up on myself when I'm not looking.

It's all part of slowing down and that won't happen writing the way I normally do.

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