Earlier today an awesome client of mine mentioned an experience she had doing word sprints with a friend so that she could meet her weekly goal. Basically she and a friend raced against each other to see who could hit their word count goal first. I’ve never done word sprints, but I feel like mentioning… Continue reading Use Your Bag of Tricks to Add Spice When You Freewrite Based On An Outline
A Four Part Method to Distill A Complex Writing Project
Try this 4-part timed freewriting technique to gain clarity about the essentials of your current writing project While we may look at the sky and think it is beautiful, we don’t go so far as to show someone else how it looks. One reason may be that we do not care enough about the sky… Continue reading A Four Part Method to Distill A Complex Writing Project
Navigating the Outline of a Messy Draft
I wrote previously about the benefits of keeping a file of topic ideas. Basically like a compost pile, a document where you can throw all sorts of material into and transform rough pieces into polished drafts. Maybe that document sounds like it would be a headache to make sense of. A disaster waiting to happen.… Continue reading Navigating the Outline of a Messy Draft
Can You Really Freewrite an Entire Book?
Certainly. Yep. Yep, you can freewrite a whole book. So there’s the answer. But maybe you were hoping for something along the lines of “how can I freewrite my book?” or “can you show me what freewriting a book might look like?” To which I answer: Certainly. Yep. Yep, I can show you that. Sorry.… Continue reading Can You Really Freewrite an Entire Book?
I Use This Rapid Outlining Strategy to Boost Productivity
People have all sorts of opinions and even emotional baggage when it comes to making outlines for a writing project. Some people love outlines, most people hate them. One of the biggest misconceptions about outlining is that they are somehow separate from the creative process, that whereas writing is creative, outlining is something done only… Continue reading I Use This Rapid Outlining Strategy to Boost Productivity