Blog Archives

Word Association

Another brainstorming technique is word association. The definaition is “the spontaneous production of other words in response to a given word.” It’s a great tool for writing because it can done as a game and could spark ideas. Tod do

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in General Opinion, Writing Techniques

The Brainstorming Technique of SWOT

Swot stands for strength, weakness, opportunity and threat. This method lets you find the strengths, weakness and problems for a particular idea, or scene. This is a good thing to do when you aren’t sure why a particular scene isn’t

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in General Opinion, Writing Techniques

Star Bursting

Star bursting is a form of brainstorming done by taking a topic and generating questions. Write the questions you want to generate on the points of a six-point star. They are Who? What? Where? How? When and Why? That’s the

Tagged with: ,
Posted in General Opinion, Writing Techniques

Timed Writing

Timed free writing as a brainstorming technique can take many forms. This is a valuable tool in your brainstorming kit. To do it, you sit down with your preferred form of writing. Set a timer for the length of time

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in General Opinion, Writing Techniques

Mind Maps

One of the best brainstorming techniques is the mind map. A versatile tool, you can use it on your own or with a partner, or as part of a group of people. This is because a mind map is a

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in General Opinion, Writing Techniques

Brainstorming, When To Do It

There are several times when brainstorming is the only option you have. Even if you have a topic to write about, you often need to think about how to write about your topic. Often, though, you are searching for an

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in General Opinion, Writing Techniques

The Editing Skill Set

Writing the story is only the first step. Once we finish the rough draft, we need to go over the piece and revise what we’ve written. This is where we find, and fix, mistakes. This is where we correct grammar,

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in General Opinion, Writing Techniques

Balancing Writing and Life

I know I’ve talked about finding time to write before. I told you how to sit down and write a list of the things you do every day and the times you do it so you can find the gaps.

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in General Opinion, Writing Techniques

Breaking A Project Down

When you have a large project to do, it’s a good idea to examine it first. Find out what steps you need to do to do it. This is often easier than you would think. For example, in writing a

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in General Opinion, Writing Techniques

Balanced Writing

One of my biggest fears while I’m writing is that there isn’t enough action in the story. There needs to be more than people talking. They need to be doing something. But, a story where things are always happening are

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in General Opinion, Writing Techniques
Archives

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 239 other followers

© Lisa Hendrickson and Pebblepup's Writing Den, 2010-2017. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Lisa Hendrickson and Pebblepup's Writing Den with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.