Accidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate Your Best by Mark Levy

By Mark Levy

<p class="MsoNormal">When it involves growing principles, we carry ourselves again. That’s simply because within each one people is an inner editor whose task is to ceaselessly polish our ideas, so we sound clever and up to speed, and in order that we healthy into society. yet what occurs once we stumble upon difficulties the place such traditional considering fails us? tips to get unstuck?
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<p class="MsoNormal">For Mark Levy, the answer's freewriting, a strategy he’s used for years to unravel every kind of commercial difficulties, and generate principles for books, articles and web publication posts.
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<p style="line-height: 16pt;" class="MsoNormal">Freewriting is deceptively easy: begin writing as quickly as you could, for so long as you could, a couple of topic you care deeply approximately, whereas ignoring the traditional ideas of grammar and spelling. Your inner editor won’t have the capacity to stay alongside of your output, and may be quickly shunted into the history. You’ll now manage to imagine extra in truth and resourcefully than prior to, and may generate leap forward rules and suggestions that you simply couldn’t have created the other method.
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<p style="" class="MsoNormal">Levy stocks six freewriting secrets and techniques designed to knock out your editor and permit your genius run unfastened. He additionally comprises fifteen problem-solving and creativity-stimulating ideas you should use if you would like extra firepower—seven of that are new to this edition—and tales of difficulties he and others have solved via freewriting.
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<p style="" class="MsoNormal">Also new to this variation: an intensive part on easy methods to refine your freewriting into anything you could percentage with the area. even if Levy initially taught freewriting as a personal brainstorming procedure, through the years he and his consumers have came across that, with a few tweaking, it’s an effective way to generate content material for books, articles, and different concept management items.

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But this is an experiment. As Glenn says, the review is short enough to do two, three, four reviews, an entire book of reviews, written by me on the same Ripken book, each expressing a different point, or the same point in different language; here wharf foreman, there dancemaster. So where’s the beef, huh? What should I look at? I tried initially to cull the crunchy details from Iron Man and paste them into some A to B form. To Stella and Susan, that worked. But to Michael and Floyd, it didn’t.

What solutions can I borrow from past problems that can be applied to this current one? • What does this remind me of? • What’s the best-case scenario? • What’s the worst-case scenario? • What am I doing right? • What am I doing brilliantly? • How can I jump the track? • Which strengths of mine (or my company’s) can I apply? • Which weaknesses need to be compensated for? • Where’s the proof that that statement is true? • How am I the wrong person for this project? • How am I the right person for this project?

As Glenn says, the review is short enough to do two, three, four reviews, an entire book of reviews, written by me on the same Ripken book, each expressing a different point, or the same point in different language; here wharf foreman, there dancemaster. So where’s the beef, huh? What should I look at? I tried initially to cull the crunchy details from Iron Man and paste them into some A to B form. To Stella and Susan, that worked. But to Michael and Floyd, it didn’t. How can I use good details (there are few to spare), and paste it down to a vivid review, giving Michael “something I can’t forget”?

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