About this course
This called Diarrhea Of The Pen, an exercise my high school creative writing teacher taught me. The idea here is to go from a blank page to lots of words on a page, and possibly even some unconscious musings that could turn into songs. It's important to use a pen and paper instead of a computer, with spelling check and auto-correct. We want to get into a completely editor-free flow.
Set a timer for 10 minutes. Two rules:
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Do this exercise each day this week and you will become a master of tapping into your unconscious. Share the list of words and/or phrases, or the whole thing! If you are member post your work in the main feed , or inside the Crush Writer's Block group .
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The daily exercises in this workshop are meant to be something you can fit into 10-30 minutes a day using minimal tech setup.
A creative writing exercise I learned from my high school creative writing teacher. This'll get the juices flowin'! Pun intended.
Start with something simple and repeatable. Iterate until it turns into something you like.
Master writing using only sensory language.
Find the melody inherent in every day speech.
Write the lyrics in 10 minutes. Melody 10 minutes. Or just set your timer for 20 minutes.
This week we combine melody, chords and groove.
Skip the superfuluous details. Dive right into the action.
Practice visualizing melodies on paper and diagraming song sections. What shapes are overused, which ones are missing?
Find deeper meaning in ordinary objects.
Either grab chords from another song on ultimate guitar chords, or Use generic chords.
Find two different songs. Smash them into one.