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Finding the author inside us. Focus: Expanding our ideas. Is my idea the right one?. Often students say, “I just ran out of things to write.” So... before beginning to write, ask yourself…. Is this topic ‘big enough’? Have I got enough ideas to make this writing work?.

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Finding the author inside us

Finding the author inside us.

Focus: Expanding our ideas


Is my idea the right one

Is my idea the right one?

Often students say, “I just ran out of things to write.”

So... before beginning to write, ask yourself….

Is this topic ‘big enough’?

Have I got enough ideas to make this writing work?


Strategies to try

Strategies to try.

See if the following strategies can help you to fill your page before you even begin to write seriously.


Strategy 1

Strategy 1

3 word phrases in 3 minutes


My example my dog

My example - My dog

A big puppy

Brindle and white

Always wagging tail

Long gangly legs

Hunter-like movements

A total trainwreck

Eats ridiculously quickly

White as snow


Did you notice

Did you notice?

  • Descriptions went beyond just what you see.

  • Some words were quite specific – hunter-like

  • Some words were usual but created a strong image – trainwreck


Now you try one

Now you try one ….

  • Select an idea/ topic you would like to write more about.

  • Use your thinking time to think about what your topic looks like and acts like

  • Go for it!


Strategy 2

Strategy 2

Thinking link


Sometimes we get great ideas from letting our minds go

Sometimes we get great ideas from letting our minds go....

Love

High school romance – “the big break up”

Romeo & Juliet – reading shakespeare / movie

Famous romances

My parents

Music – “warm whisper”


Did you notice1

Did you notice?

  • The ideas moved in different directions

  • Some quotes and topics were written

  • This doesn’t make much sense to anyone but the author who knows what these ideas mean


Your turn

Your turn……

Consider the theme LOVE

See how many ideas you can link that are meaningful to YOU.


Before you draft

Before you draft…….

Consider using :

3 in 3

Think link


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