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colinwalker
colinwalker
I've frequently toyed with the idea of writing Morning Pages, a tool devised by author and artist (among other things) Julia Cameron. You've probably heard of them, may even do them yourself: "three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning." My... colinwalker.blog
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devilgate
devilgate

@colinwalker It always mildly annoys me to see her credited with the idea. No doubt many people have come up with it independently, but Dorothea Brande’s Becoming a Writer is from something like 1917, and that's where I first heard of it.

She didn't call them “Morning Pages,” though, so I guess Julia Cameron gets credit for coining the term.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@devilgate Interesting! I never realised that, thanks for the history lesson. I suppose it's something that happens all the time: take an idea, wrap it up nicely and give it a fancy name then take the credit.

devilgate
devilgate

@colinwalker Yes. Though as I say, I expect lots of people have come up with versions of the idea independently.

devilgate
devilgate

@colinwalker 1934, it turns out, so not quite as early as I thought.