I’ve been taking part in a yoga program recently and, while bending and contorting my body into various shapes, I can’t help but think that yoga is a little like writing. Hear me out here.
When writing, I sometimes find that I have to sort of bend my way of thinking in order to really capture the essence of a character. This is especially true if a character is so unlike me that I have trouble seeing things from their view.
When trying to write my way out of a corner, sometimes I have to take deep, calming breaths and try to find a new focus in order to see a new avenue for my characters.
Do you find yourself bending or contorting your mind when writing?