Writing is Magic!
July 15, 2014 § Leave a comment
Recently, I’ve had some difficult writing to do. It’s stuff that’s hard to say because a) some things are just harder to say than others; b) some communications require more precision and/or nuance. The recent assignments have been all of the above and I’ve been trudging ahead but I’ve also been moving slowly and feeling really blocked.
Then, I stumbled onto the secret. Turns out I had the answer all along. It had been given to me by an English teacher in High School. It is the humble free-write. Seriously! Who knew!? Okay. I’m sure plenty of people but, now me too! And YOU! If you want to write something you have to write SOMEthing and if that won’t come, a free-write is a great way to get your something written. Dorky but true.
I remembered a cool website I stumbled across years ago and wanted to share it with you. It’s called oneword.com and it’s a one-minute online free-write on a random prompt. Cool, right? This isn’t the kind of free writing I did – that was specific to my subject and longer than a minute – but why not try this kind too? It’s a minute.
Let me know in the comments if you like the website. And tell us all what YOUR secrets for cracking a tough nut are when it comes to creative projects!