W o r k s h o p by Pat F r a n c i s I found the workshop by Pat to be really helpful. It focused me to just get started when I had a lot going on in my brain. The workshop provoked me to get down my ideas in a way of a brainstorm and then I could progress from there. This blue sheet, shown at the bottom of the page, suggests a great way to start off the writing process. Another tip I picked up was to warm up the brain by doing a quick exercise to get me thinking before I start writing. Also, to consider there is always different ways and viewpoints to look at my work. It can be helpful to take my own idea and think of it in different styles. Like the book, â€™99 Ways to Tell a Storyâ€™.