Random input as inspiration for writing

Edward De Bono has written about using random input in creative thinking and problem solving.

I find I can get writing inspiration from random words, pictures, things, etc. I’ve created a handout sheet with some ideas for using random input for writing. It doesn’t matter what kind of writing you want to do, introducing a bit of randomness can be inspiring. It’s about freeing up your imagination … and your writing. There’s no right or wrong way to do any of these writing activities – just write what you feel like writing and let your imagination go where it wants.

Link to handout: Random Input

Have fun! Carol.


About Carol Ross

Interested in therapeutic writing.
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5 Responses to Random input as inspiration for writing

  1. Johnd90 says:

    Thanks again for the blog post.Thanks Again. Cool. bfddddcdcgge

  2. dayya says:

    Random words often spark story ideas for me, and I often create titles that lead to a story. The inspiration of random words keeps the mind agile. d:) (PS: Thank you for visiting pendrifter!)

  3. Karen Harvey says:

    jellybean, roller coaster, island hideout, knuckle duster, carrot
    Beats me what thought process counjoured up my 5 random words but I’ll have a go.

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