Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Over the Christmas Holidays, as part of my Christmas gift, I purchased a bunch of writing books that I thought I'd find interesting and helpful with my writing. I purchased several on helping in the craft of writing, but I also wanted to make sure I got one dedicated solely to writing exercises, so I ordered the book The Write Brain Workbook: 366 Exercises to Liberate Your Writing by Bonnie Neubauer
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
|Image from Microsoft Office|
Let's face it, creativity is the bread and butter of being a writer. It's the spark that gets the imagination going and is an essential part of coming up with something interesting to write about. It would stand to reason, then, if a writer has trouble coming up with ideas for writing, what a person really might be having problems with is creativity. This problem can be fixed by bringing out the inner child that resides in all of us.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
|One of my lists of Focused Freewriting Questions|
As I already discussed in The Amazing Benefits of Freewriting, practicing freewriting on a daily basis can open up writing in a wondrous way. This happens in the best way possible when freewriting is focused on a specific topic or question. The topic or question can be anything that you chose, but the more specific the question the better. Having a broad topic to work on can be more confusing than helpful, but allowing freedom to explore inside a narrowed topic or question allows for discovery that might be surprising and quite enlightening. Here's how I do it...