As a continuation of my previous blog posting, I'd like to share some ideas
from writing consultant Renee Houser:
"We can live wide-awake writerly lives and capture these moments in our writing notebooks by:
If beginner writers follow the guidelines above, they won't find themselves in the predicament Cat does in my book, Cat Can't Write.
- Writing about things that matter to you, you feel strongly about or perhaps want others to change or think about. . . let your voice be heard!
- Searching for an object on your body or in your surroundings that may spark a memory
- Time-lining part of your day
- Observing people, places, sounds. . .
- Collecting words, phrases, or parts of texts
- Rereading old entries and find more to say
- Rereading old entries in a way that it sparks a new or different memory
- Sketching a place and then write about it
- Making a list of things you want to write about, pick one and start writing
- Being inspired by photographs or artifacts
- Making a list of questions or wonderings and then search for answers or other questions and thoughts
- Saying it better. . . reread an entry and find a line or phrase you think you wrote well and write it again, better, clearer . . . "