Tips from the Bar: The Message and the Medium

Sometimes a new environment, experience, or writing tool can change your work.

For your next sit-down writing session, try a simple change to your medium: if you usually write on your computer, try using paper and pen, or, if you are a devout hand-writer, try typing a poem instead. If you aren’t stuck on either, try something else new: use graph paper or blank paper, turn the paper sideways, borrow a typewriter, speak the poem into your phone’s voice memos, etc.