A tip I use to make consistent writing 10x more enjoyable

Alex Mathers
2 min readJun 11, 2024

Here’s a power writing tip.

At the start of your writing session, create this:

A BIG FAT HAIRY LIST OF IDEAS.

I’m not even kidding.

Write down anything and everything cool you know and love and fear about the world around you.

This can be a sprawling, endless block of text too.

Extract the stuff swirling around in your skull and put it to paper.

Just fall into the piece.

Make it ugly as F.

(This is therapy too).

Just a bunch of crazy ass ideas.

Put on some filthy UK dubstep or hip hop too.

Now you’re in the swing.

Keep writing.

Allow your fingers to do the sexy snake dance over keys.

You just gave yourself permission to make mistakes, look goofy and play dumb.

What?

You didn’t know that was the creativity secret?

Get loose.

Make a mess.

You’ll then see a little shimmer.

A sparkle in the mess.

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