Thursday, August 11, 2011

Making a list

One good idea for writing found in Writing Done The Bones is the idea of making a list. Why would a writer need a list beyone going to the grocery store, you ask? It is pretty simple. Sometimes sitting down to write can be intimidating because you can't think of anything to write about. If you write down writing topics as you think of them, all you have to do is consult your list anytime you are drawing a blank on topics. You might start off writing on one topic and end up going in a totally different direction. That's fine - when inspiration strikes, go with it. The main purpose of the list is to get you started and keep you from having an excuse not to write, which any writer will tell you is a task that needs to be done. It's just another way to get some writing practice.

1 comment:

  1. Surprises are where you find them. I ran into an unlikely bike-rider. I've waived to him many times over the months, but never spoken. Tonight, we finally exchanged names and struck up a conversation. What a surprise! He's a member of the Mensa Society. One of two hundred thirty in this area. Writers, don't judge a book by its cover. Faithful Reader.