Accidental Genius: Revolutionize Your Thinking Through Private Writing
When it comes to creating ideas, we hold ourselves back. That's because inside each of us is an internal editor whose job is to forever polish our thoughts so we sound smart and in control and so we fit into society.
But what happens when we encounter problems where such conventional thinking fails us? How do we get unstuck?
For Mark Levy, the answer is freewriting, a technique he's used for years to solve all types of business problems and generate ideas for books, articles, and blog posts.
Freewriting is deceptively simple: start writing as fast as you can, for as long as you can, about a subject you care deeply about, while ignoring the standard rules of grammar and spelling. Your internal editor won't be able to keep up with your output--you'll generate breakthrough ideas and solutions that you couldn't have created any other way.
Levy shares his six secrets to freewriting as well as fifteen problem-solving and creativity-stimulating principles you can use if you need more firepower--seven of which are new to this edition. Also new to this edition: an extensive section on how to refine your raw freewriting into something you can share with the world.
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Your Bankable Head
Thoughts as Currency
What to Think About
The Six Secrets to Private Writing
Secret 1 Try Easy
Secret 2 Write Fast and Continuously
Secret 3 Work Against a Limit
Secret 4 Write the Way You Think
Hold a Paper Conversation
Drop Your Mind on Paper
Give Yourself Proof
The Benefit in Growing Tired of Yourself
The Magic of Exact Writing
Extract Gold from a Business Book
Write Your Way into Solutions A Demo
Secret 5 Go with the Thought
Secret 6 Redirect Your Attention with FocusChangers
Idea as Product
Open Up Words
Get Unreal with Reality Tweaking
You Are What You Focus On
Bonus Brain Food
Thirteen Valuable Writing Books
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