Inspiration Call: * Timed Writing *

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Inspiration Call: * Timed Writing * Choose a set time to write, 5 −7 minutes serves well. Set a timer, watch the clock. Stop writing when the time is up, even in the middle of a sentence. In timed writing, you write for a short, prescribed period of time. The purpose of timed writing is to prime the creative pump: shortening writing time makes sure you have more to say than time to say it. The frustration of stopping creates the impetus to write more. You become more interested in the ideas and thoughts you want to put down and less self-conscious about the times it’s taking to write. This exercise also helps develop confidence and establishes creative tension.

Writing tip from: Life’s Companion Journal Writing as a Spiritual Quest By: Christina Baldwin

Publishing opportunity details for this writing prompt can be found at Open Publishing Projects.

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2 replies

  1. It was the first time they touched that he knew, she needed him. And he knew that she saw the same in him. They were different but alike, two petles on the same flower. Different shapes but the same in so many ways. It was the first time they kissed, that they knew it was real. A twisted helix of emotion connecting and consuming them both.

    5 minute timer.


  2. My thoughts betraying me
    Heart sinks
    Can it be

    Fantasy versus reality
    Defining dreams
    Which will it be
    The answers elude me



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