For Mark Levy, the answer is freewriting. It’s a deceptively simple technique: just start writing about something you care about. Anything. Forget about grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Set the timer and go.
But it’s far trickier than it sounds. We all have an internal editor that censors our thoughts before they hit paper. Levy shares six secrets designed to knock this editor out and let your inner genius run free. He also includes problem solving and creativity stimulating principles you can use if you get stuck seven of which are new to this edition.
Also new to this edition is an extensive section on taking your raw unfiltered freewriting and refining it into something you can share with the world. Although freewriting’s roots are as a private brainstorming technique, Mark and his clients have found that, with some tweaking, it’s a great way to generate ideas for articles, blog posts, presentations, even books.
Our first reaction to a problem is often to tackle it head-on. Mark Levy says that’s wrong your head might be the problem. Freewriting offers a way to trick your conscious mind into letting your unconscious generate more ideas than you ever thought possible.