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ERIC Number: ED259354
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Pages: 11
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Brain-Flow Writing.
Peterson, Robert J.
The brain-flow writing technique, which might also be called the "fast flow" technique, offers a particularly useful means of helping adults overcome writer's block. It also offers some bonuses in the form of enhanced creativity, improved thought-flow, and much faster writing output. There are six steps to brain-flow writing. In the first, or fact-gathering stage, the writer can use a "thinking tree" to record topics and related "branches" the writer plans to deal with in a paper. In the second stage, the writer prepares his or her mind for writing using physical and mental relaxation techniques. In the third stage, the writer reviews the facts by rereading the "thinking tree," deciding what the paper is to accomplish, and who the paper's audience will be. In the fourth stage, the writer leaves the task to engage in some other activity, a step that allows the less dominant right hemisphere of the brain to help in the writer's thinking. In the fifth stage, the writer concentrates on writing, with no holds barred, as quickly as he or she can. In the sixth and final stage, the writer reviews what he or she has written to correct grammar, punctuation, and consistency of style. Writers using this technique may be surprised to discover how little polishing such writing requires. (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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