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Meditation as a Brainstorming Tool

The fashion these days seems to be mindful in everything you do. Experts tell us to be mindful when we eat, when we exercise and when we do pretty much everything. As I said, it’s fashionable to be mindful.As fashions

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Meditation As A Brainstorming Tool

Writers do a lot of brainstorming. There are many methods out there — probably as many methods as there are writers. Here’s one I’ve been experimenting with — meditation. I know I talked about this a few weeks back as

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Brainstorming

The first step in any writing project is brainstorming ideas. You need an idea to write about. Brainstorming provides the sparks that generate ideas. There are four rules to follow for brainstorming ideas. The first is kick judgment out of

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Writing Prompts

Writing prompts are short topics intended to spur you to write. That’s their function. They could be something like this one from Toasted Cheese from March the first, Use the phrase “Like a lion”. This is a prompt that leaves

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Idea Generation

Sometimes ideas pop in from nowhere. Other times you have to go hunting for them. The ones that pop in from nowhere are easy to find. The ones you have to hunt for are another story. There are ways to

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Brainstorming

Sometimes ideas come easily with no effort. Most times, they don’t. That’s when you have to sit down and brainstorm ideas. The internet has a lot of information on brainstorming. There are a number of techniques out there. One of

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Silly Sentences

Have you ever made up a word game? I did. Just the other day in fact, I made a list of ten nouns, but you can use any number of them. Set that list aside and write up another list

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