Nina Jay wrote:My tip is: just write something, anything. Allow yourself to write utter and complete rubbish. Write self-evident, nonsensical and illogical stuff. Or write about how you cannot write and why.
Amanda Launchbury-Rainey wrote:Arnold judas Rimmer wrote I am a Fish all the way down his engineers exam paper, saluted and passed out. Pie Please!
"Stream of Consciousness is a type of writing that originated with the works of psychologist William James (Brother of Novelist Emeritus Henry James). Basically, its purpose is to emulate the passage of thought through your mind without any inhibitors. For that reason, sentences become longer, less organized and more sporadic in style. Its lack of structure is not for everybody, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any order. Stream of consciousness permits deeper patterns of order to emerge, ones based on the genuine movement of information in your brain. It also permits writers to simulate different forms of consciousness, such as dreams, comas, drug use and hallucinatory seances."
Tereza Okava wrote:if you`re not familiar with it, National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) is coming. The objective is to write 50,000 words over a month alongside thousands of others. While the goal is a novel, you are prompted every day and have some social pressure and reminders for accountability, and could use it for other writing as well.
I used to use it for my own writing in the past, but without fail every November I have clients banging down the door and after translating 20,000 words a week, the last thing I want to do is write more. But maybe it could be useful for someone.
Dan Grubbs wrote:Great thread. ... the outline is a powerful tool to keep things on track. ...
.... My experience is that many people who attempt to write don't want to go through an iterative process of writing, writing again, rewriting again, and then rewriting yet again. . ...Just get something down, as has been written already. . ...