Writer’s Block – How lean manufacturing tools can improve your creative writing? There are different ways to get around writer’s block. I don’t believe any one way is better than any other, whatever works IS the best way. Pulling on skills from another area in my life I began to see that there are ways […]
Here is a little something taken from the manufacturing world. (RCCA). Root Cause Corrective Analysis, is a methodology to find the base level of an event. For example, you walk outside and see your car has been damaged. RCCA leads us to ask why. Why is the car damaged, a tree limb fell on it.
Let’s take a minute to step back. You have been staring at your work for minutes or hours and nothing has come to mind. You are stuck at a pivotal point and you are uncertain which way to go. Try this exercise. Get up and go for a walk, and while you are walking play
How to begin writing when all you want to do is anything else. Like many others I struggle to motivate myself to sit down and write. I stare at a blank screen or a blank sheet of paper. I look at it sitting there mocking me, daring me to mar its pure perfection. I sit
Writing inspiration can come from literally anywhere. A simple thought or question is really all it takes to seed the idea. As I write this I hear low flying helicopters, how many are there? What are they doing? How odd that there would be multiple helicopters flying near me at 3am? So let’s dive right
In the beginning there is an idea that you have for your story. This idea may Be a general plot line or it could be just the opening of the tale. You may have started to build the world in your head already and with it maybe even who your main protagonist/antagonist will be. It
Congratulations, you’re a winner! Tell them what they have won Bob. “Well to the first one hundred people, we are giving away a lifetime supply of…” Now that I have your attention did you for a split-second think what you would do with the prize, regardless of what it was? I imagine all the things