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The Manager's Pocket Guide to Effective Writing by Steve Gladis

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Writing Workshop #3Fastwriting

A blank page can intimidate even the most experienced writer. But several techniques can help you break through writer’s block and get your words flowing on paper. Once you’ve tried each of these, you may find one that you prefer. At first, however, try them all.

Objectives

1.    To develop a discovery draft to find out what you know about your topic.

2.    To help relieve writing anxiety.

3.    To discover the creative force of writing.

Activities

STEP 1: FREEWRITING

Choose any topic on your list, other than the one you’ve selected for your report, and freewrite about it as though you were writing a letter to a friend. Freewrite for about 10 minutes. Remember, don’t stop and don’t worry about punctuation, spelling, ...

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