Writing Tips

Re-Write: Polish Your Writing Through Refining


Writing Tips from Hansel Yapadi

Originally posted on Hansel Yapadi:

Just like any other craftsmanships, writing should be polished to make the best out of it. The polishing process here is called re-write. Basically you start with:

  1. Ideas – Jotting down your ideas.
  2. Reading – Reviewing what it is already written.
  3. Revising – part that can be made better.

Repeat and rinse step 2 and 3 necessarily.

In the beginning, the process looks tedious. But as we discipline ourself in doing it, soon it become a very rewarding process. We started to enjoy it. And without us knowing, we become more mindful. More presence.

We became happier 🙂

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Writing Exercise: Word Sparks


Here is a great exercise for those who are stumped thinking about what to write about. xx

Originally posted on Creative Writing @ Seneca:


Stuck for what to write? Sometimes inspiration for a story comes from a single word, or two words in combination. Try this exercise we did in class.

Prep: Write out a couple dozen descriptive, unrelated words and pop them into a “hat”, envelope, pot or something you can draw them from.


1. Pick a word randomly from your “hat.”

2. Search for it’s common meanings in a dictionary if you don’t already know them. (Sometimes even words we’re familiar with have additional meanings we’re unfamiliar with, so this step can be more interesting than you think!)

3. Write a paragraph, or two, or more…inspired by that word. For instance, the word could be the title of the piece. Or it could be the topic or theme. Maybe it’s the place of the action or the name of a character, even a keyword for the mood. How about a snippet…

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