Writerly Play Kit: 001

The Nuts and Bolts of Writerly Play

WP Kit: 001

The Nuts & Bolts of

Writerly Play

Creativity isn’t a superpower some people have and others don’t. Creative thinking is a habit – actually a collection of habits – developed over time. Writerly Play is a toolkit to help you understand and master those habits. Ultimately, whatever your creative goal, it’s within your reach. Let’s dive into the Nuts and Bolts of Writerly Play, and see how you can travel from where you are now to where you’re headed next.

WHAT IS WRITERLY PLAY?

PART ONE

A creative life

Have you maxed out your potential? Are you having fun with your creative process? Writerly Play offers a playful perspective to unlock your best.

PART TWO

A DOORWAY IN

Whatever your goals, Writerly Play has a loose structure and room to explore, making it an ideal space in which creative thinkers can experiment and innovate.

PART THREE

The attic

In the Attic, you’re invited to think reflectively – collecting ideas, asking questions and discovering personal connections.

PART THREE

The STUDIO

In the Studio, you’re invited to think expansively –brainstorming, improvising, drafting, and experimenting.

Each art form has its own language and key skills, but success in any medium requires mastery of a set of foundational abilities. Highly creative people know what kind of thinking they need to be doing at different stages of the process.

Naomi Kinsman

FINISH YOUR TOUR

PART FIVE

The WORKSHOP

In the Workshop, you’re invited to think analytically–developing ideas, revising and practicing skills.

PART SIX

The LIBRARY

In the Library, you’re invited to study masterworks in many genres – analyzing, identifying strengths, and applying what you learn to your own work.

PART SEVEN

The CAFE

In the Cafe, you’re invited to collaborate with others – giving and receiving feedback, problem-solving and overcoming any creative blocks that may arise.

Wondering what Writerly Play is all about?

Writerly Play is designed to help you make the most of your creative potential. Each Writerly Play Kit is designed to help you stretch your thinking skills and develop practical strategies perfectly fit for you.

Want a shortcut? If you don’t have time to read today, but want a quick win, try this quick quiz to identify your creative strengths and weaknesses:

Once you know what works best for you, you need a perfect-for-you plan. Writerly Play functions more like a map rather than a cookie-cutter recipe. First, you’ll locate yourself on the map. Then, with a clear understanding of where you are, you can make informed choices about your next best steps.

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