eXpertWriter: End Writer’s Block Forever
Whether you’re a fiction writer, poet, or a poet, the biggest fear of most would-be writers is staring at a blank page (or more often in the last couple of decades, a computer screen). But filling up that screen can’t always wait for inspiration. This where we come in. The writing process can be jump-started through the tools we provide. eXpertWriter is designed to goose your imagination and help you find the inspiration whenever you need it most. You only have to supply the perspiration.
Creative writing can mean a lot of different things: writing fiction, creating poetry, writing articles for magazines or online publications (including blogs), being a playwright, or writing a graphic novel, greeting card copy or a song.
This is not to stay the same skills fit every task. Songs, short stories, plays, and even a really good essay all require vastly different techniques. The common denominator: Writers need ideas and they need to write well.
eXpertWriter gives you the right tools for the job. It speeds up the writing process so that you may even write an entire book in the time it once took to writer a short story.
Any creative act -- painting, sculpting, composing music or designing a website -- moves through four elemental states of consciousness in random order. Find a way to trigger these states is often a struggle. IdeaFisher can provide you with a shortcut. The poet Charles Simic once said me that to be able to write he had to find a way to enter a heightened state of consciousness. Then it got easier. Strange as it may seem, eXpertWriter can help you enter that state at will. You won’t need to disorder your sense a la’ Rimbaud or Coleridge or inhale a whiff of madeleine (an almond cookie) like Proust in order to be ready to write.
The levels might be called Inspiration, Illumination, Incubation and Modification. eXpertWriter can guide you through them all. Well, except perhaps for Incubation, a time for stepping back and then exercising your critical faculties on your own work – just get away from your desk and go for a run and come back or just sleep on it. This will allow you to acquire enough perspective to know when you’ve really nailed something and when you haven’t. (eXpertWriter can’t really help you there.) These stags and the techniques that eXpertWriter triggers are the mind enhancers that transform vision to product, or as Eliot would say, to move from Shadow to Act. IdeaFisher can’t make you creative but it CAN help you unlock your own talent and bring it front and center, where you can access it with less time and effort.
eXpertWriter can provide that fresh seed of thought that can help you find just the right ideas, phrases or images you need to make everything fall into place for whatever you’re writing.
Modification comes last and a process for letting you think through any helpful changes is built into every IdeaFisher module. eXpertWriter provides a complete environment for creative writers. The examples we provide her will show you just how it can do that. Take a look.