It provides some good means to unlock creativity. It is up to the reader to get hold of the strings and pull; or maybe find other roots and go further. Writing the "accidental genius" way requires patience, profusion and no thinking. Let flow. It might not be a cure, but writing for many is a way of getting calm, in the meantime you might come up with a prose others like too.
I have to admit the author's line of technique whether came across by himself (which I wouldn't freak out, since I find it in-line with the title) or reached by analogy, very much resembles Freudian free association.
These are the kind of ideas you have to remind yourself of once in a while.
It had aha-moments for me.
Examples of free-writing.
Yes, it lends itself to it.
I love AUDIBLE! I never get mad at traffic jams and can listen to many different books, despite of my short time.
Abstract.... Random thoughts... Vague suggestions.... dump writing....
Looks like his free writing ideas- write without stopping and don't judge yourself.
So, I ask: where is the meat? What can I extract from this book?
The answer: only one thing- learn how to BRAINSTORM.
As he says: points to remember- Stein on writing is more fulfilling.
Mr. Levy walks through the process of "free writing" a form of writing designed to turn off your inner filter and allow you to express ideas and work through problems
Have not found another like it
He did an excellent job brining the concepts to life.
This was a very powerful book for me and I've implemented the techniques outlined with great success, not only with writing but being able to capture the ideas floating around in my head. It is an excellent book
If your looking for a book to listen to while multitasking, it's a good book. But, to focus your complete attention would be a waste of time. It could have easily been condensed down to series of slides with a quick description of each major point. The overall impression of the author was not someone you would be friends with. He gave an unpleasant arrogant tone throughout the book and filled most of the time with fluff examples and explanations. His ideas are good and inspirational. He simply didn't present the ideas in any spectacular way.
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I like the concept and I have enjoyed the fast writing sessions, however, he could have explained everythink in an hour.
Not likely. He tries to make an essay into a book.
Yes, luckily it was already fairly short. He takes too long to get to a point.
I guess any thought in my head that I put to paper is important enough ... to me. This seems like and ego driven exercise in self with no real purpose. I don't think I got it.