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Here are just a few ideas& Writing Tip #1: Put off editing Brainstorm w ords or images about your topic. Don't stop to evaluate their worth. Keep writing down ideas. When you can't think of another word, wait a while. Often the most powerful idea will surface after you have cleared all the less valuable ideas out of the way. Write a page or tw o w ith your eyes shut. It doesn't matter if you can't read what you've written. You are giving your mind permission to make "mistakes" and just get on with it. Write w ith music in the background. Experiment to find the style that you like. I prefer baroque or classical music. One of my writing teachers needed country and western. Giv e yourself permission to be emotional. If your writing begins to move you, experience the full emotion. Before your writing changes others it will change you.

Each of us works at writing on two Writing Tip #2: Write w hat you know

levels: a creative, unconscious

Given the chance, what do you talk about endlessly?

level and a critical, conscious level.

What drives you to seek out information? What are your

The unconscious produces creative

authority. People listen to you because you are one who

passions? When you write what you know, you write with knows. You are interesting because you are interested.

and powerful words and images.

Your knowledge is a gift to share.

It makes surprising and original Writing Tip #3: Research

connections. It shuts down if the

Deepen the well. No matter what you know about the

critical "editor" part of your mind

subject, there is always more to learn. Make sure you

goes to work too soon there are

differences of opinion in the area you are writing about,

have the latest information on your subject. If there are acknowledge the other side. Your statements will come

many books written on how to unlock your unconscious and

across more strongly if the reader knows you have addressed the arguments others would raise. Once you write something, at least some of your readers are going

let the writing flow.

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