Type up 500 words of pure free associations. Don’t hold back!
Write a draft of an idea in a notebook with a ball point pen.
Visit Aldous Huxley’s grave in Watts Cemetery Chapel, Compton, UK.
Read out loud what you’ve written so far. Record it in your phone.
Go for a long drive. 4 – 5 hours minimum. What music to play? Just re-play on a loop any bitter arguments you’ve had from the past 6 months. You might forget about the article during this time. That’s okay!
After the drive, write a second draft, only this time, write it long hand with a quill. Be sure to use Norwegian swan feather. Don’t be cheap – your future as a writer is at stake!
After the ink dries (4 – 5 hours) , throw out everything –laptop, notebooks, pens, quills.. and just say forget it, I give up – I’m not a writer. It’s over. Make a big stink about it. Call everyone you know (and that I know) and tell them. The more dramatic the better. If you can cry on command, now is the time.
Wait 4 – 5 minutes. Triumphantly change your mind and decide, for just one more post.. “I will be a writer”. Order a fresh new laptop. When that arrives in the mail, just type up something dumb and post it.