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
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There is a lot of value when artists are magpies, collecting, listening, mimicking. Trying their hand at different things.
This exercise is about remixing, collecting, gathering, playing with existing stories. Doing your version of something just as an experiment.
The opportunities here are endless.
I find the mimicking and copying … Read more
One of the most powerful freewriting exercises I know of is also the most straightforward.
The exercise is for finding your life goals and developing a plan for achieving them.
Why use freewriting?
Freewriting is a way of writing that gets around the common blocks and mental barriers. Because you … Read more
How to reverse engineer story structure by studying the blurbs and short summaries of stories you already know
Maybe it’s true that reverse engineering is my favorite kind of engineering. If that is true, I wonder what that says about me?
One thing I have been doing lately is digging … Read more