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A number of sources suggest that writers write for x number of minutes a day. I wrote for 30min/day for 2 months, but stopped because I could not determine a benefit. In addition, I was (and remain) totally unclear on what one is supposed to do with the writing afterward: read it (if yes, soon after writing, or later)? Edit it (if yes, again, soon after writing, or later)? And for what purposes?
I hope some established writers can direct me in the proper use of this tool, or debunk it in favor of another method.
If it helps, I am writing creative non-fiction, travel narrative, etc.
posted by derward
on Jun 24, 2013 -
IS there a word for that method of counting where you draw four lines, then draw a diagonal when you get to five, and start a new group at six..?
posted by Abinadab
on Jan 11, 2013 -
Ask advice from Moms (could be dads) who do clothes shopping for the whole family (kids, yourself, spouse). If you don't have a lot of time to shop and you want to try to find good deals, how do you do it? [more inside]
posted by akomom
on Sep 16, 2012 -
Recommended progressive piano studies for adult beginners. which are interesting but easy, eg Bartok’s Mikrokosmos.
I have been learning how to play piano for a couple of months, practicing around an hour a day. Until recently I have been resigned to playing kids method books, grade 1 ABRSM pieces, scale books and adult all in one tuition books which are too heavy on folk tunes and blues for my liking.
But then I stumbled upon Bartok’s Mikrokosmos, which is a set of progressive studies, from complete beginner up. The studies are interesting, melodic, discordant, emotional, jazzy. Perfect. I am hungry more just like it. Is there such a thing as a contemporary set of progressive of studies for complete beginners, which are melodically interesting. Or am I cutting corners?
posted by choppyes
on Jul 8, 2012 -
I'm trying to recall a book I read in college about The Method, as in Stanislavski. I'm pretty certain it's not "An Actor Prepares", but I could be wrong. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by war wrath of wraith
on Mar 6, 2012 -
Programmers: know any good algorithms for picking colors, modifying colors or choosing colors that go well together? This is specifically for code. I'm NOT looking for apps that let you choose colors. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Feb 4, 2011 -
I watched the very good film "Vera Drake" the other day, and have a question about Vera's method of abortion. It seems she injected a mixture of water, soap, and what I think is disinfectant into the woman's uterus with a bulb syringe. Is this really enough to make a woman lose her baby?
Not that I plan on trying this at home, mind you- I'm just curious.
posted by shelayna
on Dec 20, 2010 -
Where can I get a clip from a specific Mythbusters
episode to use for a third grade class on the scientific method? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl
on Nov 13, 2010 -
Organizational Filter: Looking for core Systems/Philosophies and "build-around" tools to radically self-organize my Personal Life & Creative Projects. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac
on Jun 14, 2010 -
I'm looking for suggestions for books that either general introductions or academic or school texts on topics like the proper design of scientific studies and experiments, the correct use scientific method and critical thinking as related to science and the errors usually associated with these.
I'm looking for books that treat these topics with a little more rigor than the average popular science bestseller.
posted by sk381
on Feb 3, 2010 -
Guitar teacher filter: What's the best contemporary guitar method book for beginning (younger) guitar students? [more inside]
posted by hector horace
on May 31, 2009 -
is this hungarian DGSM method going to help my new-born niece ?
Long story short : my niece is about six weeks old, did a cardio-respiratory arrest in her first day, is finally able to breathe without a machine.
Now here comes the hungarian chapter of this story : [more inside]
posted by Baud
on May 8, 2009 -
What would migrating an Outlook Exchange email system with Google's business Gmail? [more inside]
posted by gttommy
on Feb 26, 2009 -
I want to physically cut-up vinyl records and books into pieces, which I will then glue back together in various, alternate
combinations. What are the best methods of doing this? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Mar 25, 2008 -
Calling all Van Morrison fanatics. I'm trying to identify a sample of music used at the end song "A town called Paradise" on the album "No guru, no method, no teacher". I can't upload the music here (don't know how) but the sample appears 5 minutes and 18 seconds into the song. It's driving me mad cos I heard the piece before, many years ago and I can't place it. [more inside]
posted by dooabledawg
on Oct 28, 2007 -
I've already got the xmas gift figured out, now I'm trying to figure out how
to give it...so what are some creative/clever/funny ways you've given
gifts? [more inside]
posted by 777
on Dec 12, 2006 -
Regarding rodeo: How do they make bulls angry enough to want to kick and jump and run around to get a guy off his back? Specific method or general torture?
posted by bob sarabia
on Aug 16, 2004 -
I lost my car keys Saturday. I remember walking out of the van, patting my pockets, and thinking "huh. Must have tossed them in my bag." Checked later and no keys.
What's your key-finding methodology?
posted by mecran01
on Jun 28, 2004 -
i've always wanted to learn how to draw. i picked up drawing on the right side of the brain
for reasons i don't remember (it was on my amazon wishlist for a long time), but are there any other books/methods anyone can suggest for someone who wants to learn to draw?
posted by callicles
on Mar 29, 2004 -