Category Archives: Writing Ideas

The Shaindy Rudoff Creative Writing Conference 2012

Some inspiring moments from Bar-Ilan University’s International Creative Writing Conference. I attended the Tuesday May 8th session.                                                                                       In the Poetry workshop with Linda Ziquit and Joy Katz, we were given the startling assignment to “write a poem that scares you.”  … Continue reading

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Idea #8. Dear Editor…

Write a letter to the editor of your favorite magazine. Tell them what you, the reader would really love to see featured in an upcoming issue. Go into detail about what and why you would like to see it. Now … Continue reading

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Idea #7 Instead of Cookies in the Jar…

Take two coffee cans, oatmeal cartons or something similar and clean them out. Write 25 words or phrases such as “emergency” “the ninth inning” “lost and found” “horrified” and whatever other intriguing lines come to mind. Put them all into … Continue reading

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The Growing Writer

How do writers grow? How can we keep improving, accepting new challenges, exploring new terrain? How do we prevent ourselves from slipping into a cozy, self-satisfied, stagnation, where we are saying the same thing or using the same form over … Continue reading

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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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