I’m so excited to be sharing how to use your writing skills to improve your actual life. Without a map, it’s hard to find the treasure, and these techniques help you create a map that works!
Part 2 of the Scripting webinar went very well! It was exciting to see how many of the attendees took the two-week challenge and accepted another two-week challenge. Go to it, brave fellow writers!
Please add these two additional parts of the process to your routine. Also, please GET YOURSELF IN A GOOD MOOD BEFORE YOU START.
I use the Word of the Day technique to guarantee that result. Add this technique for powerful results.
Create a Visual Cluster.
1. After you pick your Word of the Day, take a piece of paper and pen, put the word in a circle in the middle of your page.
2. Set a timer for two minutes.
3. Free associate about the word for a minute or two. The goal is to feel happy and optimistic, whatever those words mean to you.
That’s the first new technique, and here’s the second one: Write A Ten-Day Script.
1. On Sunday, in addition to the other exercises, take a few minutes and write about your life as if it had already happened, exactly the way you’d like it to have gone.
2. Pick a word and cluster until you feel good.
3. Set a timer for a half-hour.
4. Starting at the outcome you’d like to occur at the end of the ten days, work backward, describing how each day went. Reverse engineering is easier than trying to project into the future.
5. On the following Sunday, look at what you wrote and see how much progress you’re making.
6. Repeat the process on the next Sunday.
My personal results from using these techniques have been astounding. I got my book revision firmly into the new territory it had to go to, had a very successful week in one of my businesses, and made a chunk of money from an unexpected source.
Here’s a review of the basic Scripting procedure:
1. The Word of the Day technique. As a quick warm-up, think of a word you love, write it down, and write all of the things that the word reminds you of for one or two minutes. Use a timer. You’re done when you feel your energy rise. Not only have you been creative, but you have also already written, so procrastination and doubt will be reduced because, “I write, therefore I am.”
2. On a fresh page, labeled “Wants” and dated, write down at least seven things you want. This can include a cup of coffee, a new job, winning the lottery, or a walk in the park. Write fast for two minutes.
3. Next, take a fresh page and label it “Beliefs,” then write down at least three beliefs such as “I believe I can get to the gym today,” or “I believe that I will do a good job at work today.” This can take a minute or more.
4. Next, take a fresh page and label it, “My Daily Script.” Set a timer for five minutes, and write about your day as if it has already happened – just the way you’d like it. Be careful NOT to be practical. Only think of what you wanted, not how you got it. For example, I might write: “Today was a great day! I worked on my new book for an hour and got fifteen pages done.”
5. The final step is to write a brief reprise of how the day actually went before you go to sleep. Be truthful, then add things that you wanted to have happened. Be outrageous, and don’t worry about anything practical. Have fun!
What you’ll start to notice if you take this on is that in a short time, your imaginary script and the reprise of the day begin to become increasingly similar!
Have fun, and save the date: Wednesday, February 10.
I’m also thrilled to share Jokeonastick Episode #57.
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Here’s to your successful writing,
Professor Marilyn Horowitz