The idea of flow in writing is usually associated with ‘being in the flow’, that wonderful sensation when words and ideas synchronize, when your concentration is totally focused, making you lose all sense of time, when everything seems to come blissfully together.
Movement offers writers a different way of looking at flow.
For example, these two contrasting types of flow give interest and energy to movement and written narrative alike: Continue reading →
Today’s writing prompt will be an end-of-summer word workout!
1. Start by exercising your fast-twitch word muscles. List all the words you can find within the word given below! For example: if the word were “greatness”: great, eat, teen, neat, greet, gnat, rent, rest, ten….
2. Then we move to the slow-twitch/endurance word muscles. When you have found all you can, find at least four more. (And then four more?) Go on, are you sure there aren’t more?
3. Worn out? Add in some words which use any letter as many times as you like: trea(t), sten(t). Use real names: Tess, Stan
4. Now the pay off! Start writing, incorporating ALL the words in your list in the order in which they appeared.