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Scott Lax Blog

Activities for a Snow Day

Activities on a snow day: Writing with a scarf tied around my neck and a few layers of clothing because I'm sitting by the window, which, though I recently weatherized, is still glass, and cold. Classical music on a head-set. I'd written late into the night; slept for a few hours; dealt with school being closed, wrote again until I conked out for a nap. Now back at it: A good time to write, my brain slowed down, making it all the easier to catch errors. Alpha waves induced by mental fatigue can have its literary benefits. So: If you're a writer, you do your writing as you can. Excuses are always there. Then again, so is the blank page. Read More