Just in case you haven’t seen it yet, you’ve got to take a minute and check out Weird Al Yankovic’s new YouTube video/song, Word Crimes.
See a waterfall as though seeing it for the first time. Touch your dog’s fur and feel it as though you’ve never felt it before. Taste a hot meal as though you haven’t eaten in days. And then share that experience with your reader.
As a writer, if you can convey a common occurrence to your audience in a way that creates a brand new experience for your reader . . . then you have done your job well.
This beautiful short film exemplifies fresh seeing. Fresh feeling. Fresh being.
Click here to view the film: Gratitude HD – Moving Art™
I just got access to some footage of a workshop I did for the UCLArts and Healing Conference 2011. The workshop is Writing from the Senses: Quieting the Inner Critic, where I use movement and somatic awareness to help people access a deeper current from which to draw in their writing. It was an amazing workshop with incredible students. Click here to see the video. (It may take a while to load.)