The Power of Self-Suggestion

By Dave Fox
Seattle, Washington

[This post originally appeared on my Wordsplash blog in 2007.]


wordsplash-home-tmbI’m out right now at Wayward Coffeehouse, the spot down the street from me where I do much of my writing. I’m working on my forthcoming book about travel journaling. Twenty minutes ago, I wrote the following:

Have fun. Make your own rules. Use my suggestions as guidelines and springboards for your own writing discoveries. And if you come across other techniques, exercises, successes, failures, questions, a burning desire to hire me for something, or a great chocolate chip cookie recipe, please feel free to e-mail me….

After I finished that sentence, I was suddenly seized by a powerful chocolate chip cookie craving. Just writing about them made me salivate.

I am now gobbling one down between sentences. Luckily, they sell them here.

I really need to watch what I write about just before dinner time.

Comments from the original blog:

Thanks for the new site!

Sorry for the inane comment, but nobody was saying a thing… and Nature abhors a vacuum.

Posted by: Gaia | December 12, 2007 at 08:45 AM

“Thanks for the new site” is NOT an inane comment! (However, thanks for the unbelievably phenominally fantastic site would be better.)

Thanks for the compliment! Now go spam all your friends and tell them about Wordsplash!

Posted by: Dave Fox | December 12, 2007 at 08:52 AM

Published on Wednesday, December 5, 2007

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