By: Erin Feldman
|My racing partner - my daughter, Lynn|
Running by yourself has its benefits. You can think about things. You work through a troublesome spot in your novel or poem. You connect all four of the books you’re reading, including Dracula and Writing Down the Bones.
The mind makes connections. Some of them are weird and have no chance of making it from the brain to paper to
outside world. You let the thoughts flow unimpeded.
They always lead to more fruitful soil from which some of your creations will
That being said, running with a partner is good for you. You find your competitive streak. You practice the art of talking and running, something not accomplished without personal training. You notice new things or point out oddities to your mate—the form the willow takes in the dwindling light, the flight pattern of birds rising from the field’s surface.
A similar scenario plays out when you have a writing partner.
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