This writing exercise takes you from a very general idea to a more fleshed-out draft or outline. What you need to begin A rough idea of what you’d like to write Twenty minutes or so If your rough idea is a single statement, break it into three parts. Use these three plot points to freewrite… Continue reading Freewriting Exercise: Quickly Sketch Out Plot Points
Phase 2: Clutter in the creative process Click here for phase 1 You know your creative process is cluttered when You feel an oomph to get things done but when you sit down to work nothing seems to happen You have a to-do list that grows more rapidly than it shrinks You feel generally uninspired… Continue reading Declutter Your Writing Process (Phase 2 of 2)
I often write about the positive aspects of regular freewriting, and I am especially enthusiastic about the positive qualities of freewriting marathons. A common reaction I hear about the idea of doing an eight hour writing marathon is that it must be exhausting. In my experience, it is far more draining to sit and deliberate… Continue reading How to Build Up Stamina As A Writer
It’s vital to spend the early hours of each day focused on the activities that bring us the most richness and depth. Studies consistently show how the happiest and most productive people spend their early morning hours doing things that some people struggle to ever get around to. Many people face a daily struggle of… Continue reading Use Morning Freewriting to Live With Intent and Clarity
Organic growth scares people because of the facades around success. Get rich quick schemes abound. Despite their irrationality, slot machines remain popular. We like to believe we are so very rational. Put in the work and you’ll reap the rewards, they say. What stands in the way? Why don’t we trust the process? Well, most… Continue reading Why is Consistent Growth So Hard to Maintain?