Many years ago, I came across Andy Couturier’s book, Writing Open the Mind: Tapping the Subconscious to Free the Writing and the Writer. It’s a book that I still open now and then, when I feel “cerebrally constipated,” and my writing feels constricted. Couturier’s book is unlike any other writing book I’ve read – it’s chock-full of unusual writing exercises designed to unshackle the brain.
Here is a free teleclass from Couturier, “Learn My Two Top Techniques for Really Loving Writing.” The first thirty minutes is about free writing about your chosen topic in different genres. Loved ethis – there was time to write on the same topic in only 3 genres but sometime today, I intend to write about it in other genres. This exercise was both fun and fascinating.
If you have thirty minutes that you can spend on this exercise, click here. The rest of the audio recording features sharing by the participants.