Our Archive is open for the final time this weekend. Find articles, workshops. reviews, Interviews and writing to keep you busy for the next few hours before the exciting launch of the final WPL issue of Contour Poetry Magazine.
From 2014 our Guest Writer William Gallagher talks to us about Making Time to Write.
©2014 Lee Allen Photography
Sticking with 2014 here is an exercise to help you write an article in 30 minutes.
The next article comes from 2013 and was not part of INKSPILL but is gold dust for anyone attempting NaNoWriMo this Autumn.
From INKSPILL 2013 another article from me about getting organised to write.
From INKSPILL 2015 our Guest Poet Interview with Daniel Sluman.
Sonia Hendy-Isaac © 2014
A write up of Daniel’s Book Launch in February 2016.
This evening we are launching ISSUE 4 of Contour –
Read Issue 1 of Contour Poetry Magazine
From INKSPILL 2017 The Editors
Finding your voice and what editors look for.
I am not going to teach you short hand, which is the perfect way to write faster. Our evening speed write is just a fast free write exercise really.
This time though you won’t hit it cold. You are going to have just 5 minutes (set a timer) to do a rough plan, then you can try a speed write. Can you write the whole piece in just 10 minutes?
TASK: Choose one of the following and write a short blog post or article.
1. Why I Blog
2. Interview with (someone who’s no longer living – you make up the answers you think they’d give)
3. 5 Books You Need to Read
Start with an outline
Think about what you want to write, then outline it.
If it’s an article, jot down the subheadings. If it’s a web copy, write down the points you want to cover.
If you prefer, you can also write more detailed outline for easier writing later. Give some keywords to every topic or even paragraph in the article.
Surprisingly this action will possibly spawn more ideas for you in the writing stage later. Most importantly, once you have the outline, writing will be a easier.
Now set the timer 10 minutes and start writing.
Allow another 10 minutes to edit and polish.
There you have it, an entire article/blog post in less than 30 minutes. DONE!
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