I mentioned this book a few days ago. I've always been interested in writing non-fiction and have a blog where I do a lot of this. Open only to my eyes, at the moment, partly because some of it definitely would need editing before going public and partly because some of it is quite private to me. I have some plans ahead for when we are settled again. A few months ago I bought a program for writers, Scrivener .which is available for Macs only. It has many features including storyboards, different folders, easy edits, very easy imports from other things on my computer or from links and much more. It was about $70 AUD when I bought it, but would be cheaper right now with the Aussie dollar over 90 cents.
Julia Cameron's book has been around for many years. She speaks of recovering such traits as identity, power, possibility, integrity. Her principal premise is the absolute need to write everyday. She suggests three pages of handwriting material be produced every day. Now I type. It's better for my fingers. I don't re-read what I've done and I rarely start out with a particular thought in mind. Occasionally I find I have written something like a stream of consciousness.
She believes that just the act of writing like this helps get rid of log jams in the mind and gets creative juices flowing. I find she's right. I also find that this idea carries over into other fields of creativity. The more knitting I do, the more I do and the more ideas I have of what to do. If I leave things for a few days, I find it hard to get into the swing of things again, and my ideas of future creations dry up. I'd be interested to know if others, knitters and other artistic people find this to be so for them.
If you are interested, the book is readily available in libraries and retail outlets.