When silence is part of our writing practice and editing practice it creates deeper listening in us. It also creates more keen seeing.
This makes our writing much better! Deeper. More particular. More moving. More real. More beautiful!
But there are a million obstacles that claim our attention. That bombard our attention. That take our bandwidth, all day long.
We can do very easy and useful things to re-gain a measure of silence in our writing lives. We can start with baby steps. We soon learn that silence isn’t nothing. It isn’t the absence of sound. It IS a thing. When we experience that silence has fruit for us as writers, we go toward it more and more.
We can decide to take one baby step. Soon we are walking and then running.