A couple of weeks ago our writing technique was "an article a day".
How'd you go? Did you manage your article a day? I did, but it was work I was commissioned to do, so I didn't do any extra work, but that's OK. Remembering that my technique was an article a day did help me to get the article done earlier each day than I might have, I seemed to be more enthusiastic about writing too, and you'll discover that this is one of the great effects of this technique.
OK, our next writing technique is one I love -- when I remember to use it. That's the challenge with techniques, unless you keep them active and use them, you forget.
Our next writing technique is: write-thinking.
Write-thinking is a problem solving technique. You write down your problem as a question. For example:
* How do I structure this article?Then give yourself ten minutes just to write. It's important not to THINK. Just WRITE. You'll find that your first couple of answers are very trite -- but then you get ideas that you couldn't have thought of if you just worried about the problem: you start to invoke your creativity and imagination.
* What should I focus on writing this week?
* Why am I having problems to selling to [this market]?
* How can I smooth my relationship with [this person]?
Write-thinking is a lot of fun. Not only does it help you to solve problems, it also helps you to write.
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