Writing2016

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Themes/Qs

  • Want to write better
  • Want to translate concepts into narratives
  • Want to find discipline to write more
  • Finding your voice
  • Creating drama/hooking the reader
  • Support for writing
  • Defining your audience

Strategies

  • Speak your ideas and record it
  • Write without self censoring; cut later
  • Embrace the quick, shitty first draft
  • "Let me not weasel!"
  • "What do I care about?"
  • Bubble diagrams/mind mapping

Resources

  • 10-minute plays
  • George Orwell's essays

Rules for good writing

  • Use the active voice
  • Delete unnecessary words
  • Use the simplest possible words