The idea for Morning Pages comes from Julia Cameron, who wrote the Artist's Way for starters. Here's how Julia Cameron explains the concept.
"The bedrock tool of a creative recovery is something I call Morning Pages. These are three pages of longhand morning writing about absolutely anything. They are to be written first thing in the morning and shown to no one."
Here's where you'll find more information about starting your Morning Pages practice.
The bedrock tool of a creative recovery is a daily practice called Morning Pages.
Morning Pages are three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning. There is no wrong way to do Morning Pages. They are not high art. They are not even "writing."
They are about anything and everything that crosses your mind–and they are for your eyes only. Morning Pages provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritize and synchronize the day at hand. Do not over-think Morning Pages: just put three pages of anything on the page...and, then do three more pages tomorrow.
This act of journaling on a regular basis is transformation.
A video of Julia Cameron explaining how Morning Pages work.