Monthly Archives: September 2010

Idea #6. A Writing Time Clock…

Try writing at different times of the day. Jot down the time and how long you wrote for. Then rate the writing session on a scale of one to five. One was very productive- five- unsuccessful. See what time your … Continue reading

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Idea #5. My Life as a Comic Strip…

Take an anecdote or event from your life and write it out like a comic strip. Don’t worry about the art; you can use stick figures and balloons for dialogue and bubbles for thoughts. Besides having fun, this will help … Continue reading

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Idea #4. Catching your Dreams and Looking for Themes…

Each night before you go to sleep, tell yourself: tonight I will remember my dreams. In the morning when you first wake up, try to remember what you dreamed. Write it down in the handy notebook that you keep by … Continue reading

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Idea #3. Free Association

What do you think about when you hear the word “hat”? Pick a word like “night” or “surprise” or “sunset” or “avocado” etc. Write the word down on a piece of paper. Now without stopping to think, write down whatever … Continue reading

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Idea #2:What your Subconscious is Trying to Tell You

We all lead busy-verging-on-frantic-lives. We don’t stop and smell the flowers even when reminded to. Our creative ideas can easily get overshadowed by our daily schedule and to-do list. When you feel like you don’t have any creative ideas- it … Continue reading

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Ideas to Keep you Writing

Sometimes even the best writers run out of ideas. Here is a guaranteed way of keeping the ideas flowing. Follow these writing ideas and you will have an overflow of ideas to turn to when trying to write stories, articles, … Continue reading

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Esther Heller’s Favorite Writing Books:

Fiction 20 Master Plots (and How to Build Them) Ronald B. Tobias Writer’s Digest Books Theme & Strategy by Ronald Tobias, Writer’s Digest Books Beginnings, Middles and Ends, Nancy Kress, Writer’s Digest Books Self Editing For Fiction Writers by Renni … Continue reading

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