Sunday, January 13, 2013

Write the Questions!

We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself - Lloyd Alexander

Ponder questions to assist your writing.  Rather than asking, "why do I write?" ask how, when, what, where, and for whom you write.  

How do you get yourself ready to write?  

Do you find a time of day that suits your rhythm the best?

What does it take to go from an idea's roll to the avalanche of word after word?  

Do you jump into words and not worry about their direction?

Where you write also affects your choices. Stimulation of all the senses can occur in a natural setting or by placing a writing desk near a window with a view. How does location affect your writing?

Do you have a reader in mind or do you write for yourself first?

Creative Write:  Make a run at the questions.  Let them lead you to additional queries about the direction and intensity of your work.

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