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Take a fun class in creative writing.

Updated on March 25, 2012

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I am an aspiring writer. One of my dreams is to write novels that capture the imagination of thousands of readers, give them a wonderful place to go to escape the stesses of their day to day lives as so many writers have done for me.

My problem is that when I sit down to start writing I get stuck. The critical side of my brain stops the creative side of my brain before it can even get started. From one of my classes at CWI I learned to sit down at my computer, close my eyes and just start typing whatever, WHATEVER, is in my mind. It doesn't matter what it is, don't worry about spelling or punctuation at this point. Just type. I did this and IT WORKS. It worked the very first time I tried it.

Set a timer for five minutes and start writing everything you are thinking. You don't need to do it on a keyboard you can also use a pen and paper. JUST WRITE DO NOT SECOND GUESS YOURSELF!

Next: Set the timer for five minutes and close your eyes and write about what you feel, smell, think. Again don't worry about spelling or punctuation, just write.

LIKE THIS: As I sit here typing to my friends on hubpages I can hear the thunjder of the storm cd I have in my cd player, it relaxes me and makes me feel warm and cozy snuggled in bed with my electric blanket turned low and I know its freezing outside as it fially snowed here in the treasure valley adn I imagine that the roads are icy and slick so my commute today is going to be tense and stgressful. I'm going to take a good book with me so I ccan relax at lunch time and just decomjpress. I can feel a cool breeze coming from somewhere must be a draft from the chill coming from the window above my bed it just makes me want to snuggle deeper into my quilts and STAY HOME!

Next step is to go back and read what you wrote and edit it. Today since I'm short on time I didn't get very creative or let myself ramble on until I found a creative avenue to follow but that is the goal. Try this out sometime when you have a quiet time alone or if noise doesnt bother you just go for it anywhere. I set the alarm on my cell phone for five minutes and that worked for me.


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    • tigerbaby777 profile image

      tigerbaby777 5 years ago from Nampa

      Thank you

    • alisha4u profile image

      alisha4u 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hey, that's a nice one... I always look out for such hubs..

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      Brittany B 5 years ago from U.S.

      I think I will try your 5 minute idea because it is very hard for me to do any creative writing, I'm more of a research topic girl. Great hub for improving your writing skills for anything!

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      CrazyGata 5 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Hey, writer, there's a typo in thunder... ;) all in good spirits... I personally need to read these kind of hubs because I tend to think that writing is actually THE only way to learn, but you are correct. A course could not hurt. Voted up and useful!