Words and Wonder
Monday, May 9, 2016
A Writer's Flight Plan
Spring energizes growth. Take time to do a free write considering the questions:
Why do you write?
What attracted you to writing?
What do you recall inspired your first writing? At what age?
Did anyone comment on your writing at an early age?
How do you define play? Does it show up in your writing?
Does sensory imagery spark your writing? Which sense dominates?
Are you aware of a seasonal or daily rhythm in your writing? Begin to track on a calendar your times of peak performance in writing.
Do you journal? How often?
Do you carry an ideas notebook?
What distracts you from writing? How do you deal with it?
How do you spell procrastinate? Do you find creative ways to avoid writing? In what ways do you push beyond any down times in your writing?
Do you have a writing ritual? How do you “get into the mood”?
How do you decide on the focus of an assignment or notion to pursue?
When an idea arrives, what do you do? Where do you take it?
Describe your reading habits over the years.
How does reading a variety of literature assist your process?
What aspects of writing do you enjoy the most and the least?
Write about your work and the processes: creation, developing a text, false starts, revising and proofreading.
Do you notice a change in your attitude as a writer. What do you believe accounts for it?
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