Scripting #6, our final class in the six-part free series, concluded on a high note. Participants said they had gained a lot from doing the process, and about half would continue ongoing. I personally find that the longer I stay authentic and do the daily work, the better things get.
I’m going to offer the workshop again. For alumni, there’s a 15% discount available. For newbies, the price is $300.00 and will include a workbook. Class begins Wednesday, April 21, and meets every other week until June 30th.
Here are some of the things students reported about the results of doing the scripting technique:
“I feel much more productive.”
“The Word of the Day technique helped me develop new ideas and loglines.”
“Writing my wants and intentions helped me to really focus on my writing.”
“Clustering gave me a fallback technique to get me unstuck.”
For a writing technique that requires less than fifteen minutes a day, it’s a powerful tool!
In the final webinar, we discussed three additional techniques that will improve both your life and your writing:
1.Take five deep, slow breaths through your nose. Hold each one for a count of three, then exhale slowly with a big sigh. Holding your breath calms you down, more oxygen in the lungs means more oxygen in the brain, resulting in better thinking, and sighing releases tension.
2. Regaining power. It’s critical to write from a place of possibility, so improve the odds by physically moving your body. When we expand our bodies by breathing deeply, opening our arms in an “I want to hug you” or “I won the race” gesture, it changes our brain chemicals to reflect the mood expressed in that gesture. Contrary to popular opinion, the body moves the mind, and by moving the body, you can control your mood!
3. Warm-up before you tackle your project. A one-and-a-half minute exercise of clustering the first words you think of will open your creativity in ways you can’t imagine. By doing this exercise, you’re letting your creative unconscious that you’re ready for new, better, and more original ideas!
Here’s to your successful writing,
Professor Marilyn Horowitz