Showing posts with label writing rules. Show all posts
Showing posts with label writing rules. Show all posts

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Writing from Lists

Find some time to write this long Labor Day weekend. Find a quiet place even if you have to write inside a closet like Po Bronson.

If you can't think of anything to write, make a list. Make a list of anything you want - a grocery list, chore list, things you hate, things you love, words that begin with P, places you'd like to visit, names of all the trees you know. List all the houses where you have lived. Choose one and list ten things you remember about it.

Choose one item and expand on it.


Write and don't let your hand stop or your pen lift off the paper.

Don't edit yourself. Write what you are thinking and don't stop to judge.

Give yourself permission to write an awful piece knowing you can always go back and revise it at a later date.

Read your work aloud when you are alone.

Now, wasn't this fun?

Written by Glenda C. Beall, writer, poet and teacher, owner/director of Writers Circle.