On Writing & the Four-Minute Mile

Writers Envy

iuFR5E7YN5Roger Bannister, the first athlete to break the four-minute mile.

“The world seemed to stand still, or did not exist. The only reality was the next 200 yards of track under my feet. The tape meant finality–extinction perhaps. I felt at that moment that it was my chance to do one thing supremely well. I drove on, impelled by a combination of fear and pride.”

Writers can identify with the first and last sentences. I have entered that writing zone where the words flow as if of themselves, where the world seems to stand still or doesn’t exist. The zone where you’re hunched over the keyboard, your eyes staring hard in concentration, and your fingers moving with a blur.

The feeling is similar to that of the runner’s high where your feet don’t seem to touch the ground, where your mind is floating and you don’t feel the beating your feet…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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