“I want to consider what William Stafford’s daily writing pages contained and how they worked for him–
how something like his approach might work for any of us who choose to give such daily writing practice a try.”
Each page begins with a date.
“Once I write the date on a piece of paper,” he said once, “I know I’m okay. I have made it to my writing.”
This is the “open sesame” move of the daily writing practice, for by jotting the date down on a page, you have accomplished the most difficult first step:
you have shown up and you have begun.