Bent Wrists Lesson #4: Read to Write

Time for another writing lesson!  First off, I thought I’d preach to you and sum up the last lesson.  It’s impossible to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth when you write.  No matter how hard you hit the gavel on the bench…it just ain’t going to happen (excuse my bad grammar).  You’re not in a court of law…you’re WRITING!  Remember that gaggle or google of butterflies from Lesson 3 that’s swarming in the air?  Well, you’re never going to catch them all in writing…but it’s sure FUN trying!

So, here’s another tip from a dip (I love rhyming…even if I have to call myself a dip).  To become a good WRITER…you must become a good READER! Continue reading

Bent Wrists Lesson #3: Word = World

McCall 109Okay!  Let’s get down to business.  You’ve learned how to keep your wrists from getting all bent out of shape in Lesson 1—that’s important!—and you’ve gathered how to freewrite in Lesson 2 by leaving your creative droppings all over the wide open range of the page to collect golden nuggets of ideas later on.

Well, now it’s later on!  What do you do with all those nuggets of ‘gold’ after you’ve found them in that mess of chaotic droppings on your page?  How do you start getting down to the business of writing? Continue reading

Bent Wrists Lesson #2: Let Chaos Reign…or Freewriting

Yellowstone--Obstinate Buffalo

How are your wrists doing?  I hope you’re being careful and using the pointers I gave you in Lesson #1…ergonomic helps, wrist flapping…and if all else fails, a good phlegm filled spit to your wrist.  Keep “carp in tunnel” away so you are ready to WOW the WORLD with your writing—or at least, yourself.

Today’s lesson deals with CHAOS!  (Drumroll please…Dum, dum, dum!)

If you want to enjoy writing, you must be willing to pass through the portal of rules into the groovy world of chaos!  Let me explain before you roll your eyes and click to Facebook to see who’s put up another picture of themselves in front of a mirror. Continue reading