Why do you need talking points? Maybe you need to give a speech or a presentation. Maybe you just want to organize your thinking around a big topic so that if you have an impromptu conversation, you feel prepared. It’s easier to hold a few talking points than to try to memorize an entire story… Continue reading How to Use Freewriting to Develop Talking Points
Is it BS When People Say Writers Should “Trust the Process?”
People say to “trust the process” but what does that mean? It can mean a lot of things. Some advice might feel watered down, like suggesting to someone who is genuinely blocked that they can fix all their problems by “chilling out.” On the other hand, trusting the process is actually quite profound. When your… Continue reading Is it BS When People Say Writers Should “Trust the Process?”
Should You Force Yourself to Write When You Feel Resistance?
I’m assuming you love to write. Sometimes it’s bliss, it’s ferocious and delicious. You’re on fire. Other times, nothing comes. Or it feels flat. You write because you have to. You force it. So maybe you pour yourself more coffee. if it doesn’t help you write faster, at least it will help you get frustrated… Continue reading Should You Force Yourself to Write When You Feel Resistance?
What Can the Flow State Do For You?
Freewriting is an entry point into the flow state Sounds mystical, magical, amazing. It is! It’s also really simple. Is it bad that the technique is simple? Well, I would argue that only the simple techniques are going to prove accessible and reliable when you really need something to turn to. Simplicity is a huge… Continue reading What Can the Flow State Do For You?
How to Enter the Flow State While Writing
I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. Leonardo da Vinci It’s funny to think of the flow state as something that people study in laboratories. For me, my notion of the laboratory seems such an official place with… Continue reading How to Enter the Flow State While Writing