January 26, 2019 @ 4:33 PM

#1 KINDLING IDEAS FOR WRITING

  • How an idea that itches can start you writing.
    • An idea you can’t get out of your head
    • A metaphor that fascinates you
    • A concept that gets you thinking
  • These are the electrical charges, the can opener, and the thinking paths that can develop into a complex and compete story.
  • Keep the idea/metaphor/concept idling in your consciousness
    • Put them in gear and think on it whenever it asks for attention
    • Let them squirm and move where they will as you follow them
    • Start writing words and phrases that keep coming to mind
    • Explore synonyms and related words
    • Follow the related ideas that emerge
  • TIP: Maintain the tension of the mental search * until .........
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