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Writing Insights, Tips, and Writing Techniques


The Creative Mind and Writing


1. Writing Insights

2. Writing Tips: Brothers Grimm, Mark Twain, Stephen King, J.R. Rowling, Homer

3. Writing Technique #1: In the beginning...

4. Writing Technique #2: I want to say that....

5. Writing Technique #3: In the end....

6. Writing Technique #4: Conflicts

7. Writing Technique #5: The Who, What, When, Where, How, and Why

8. Writing Technique #6: Making the Ordinary --- Extraordinary

9. Writing Software for the Creative Mind: The Lost Art of Essay Writing

10.The Essay Writer: Program Features

11. The Essay Writer: FAQs

12. The Essay Writer: Software Program Brief Overview


INSIGHTS

Insight #1: The biggest challenge for the creative mind and writing is QUANTITY, getting any amount of writing done. Most often, the creative mind has so many "thoughts", "projects", and "things to do" that writing is not always on top of the list.

Insight #2: The next big challenge for the creative mind and writing is QUALITY. The creative mind's expectations on what is "worth-while writing" often prevents someone from even trying to write.

Insight #3: No reading about writing, no planning on what to write, no writing book purchase gets the writing done. Much of the power of the creative mind is still unlocked in each one of us. To unlock it----write!

WRITING TIPS

Tip #1: Your creative mind is the most powerful writing resource that you have. Listen to it!

Tip #2: Your creative mind is sometimes most active in your dreams, while you wait for something, when you listen to a song, when you overhear something, or when you see a picture.

Tip #3: Don't wait for the perfect words or sentences. When your creative mind comes up with a thought, write it down! It might be gone in only a few seconds.

Tip #4: Don't think about why you are writing, for whom you are writing, or what will happen to your writing. Thinking might get in the way of writing! Just start writing.

Tip #5: It might be hard to believe, but your creative mind can have a "mind" of its own. Experiment what works best: Writing on paper, a writing booklet, a typewriter, or a computer. Notice the differences!

Tip #6: Even though you might not know what to write about, begin writing anything. Writing is an exploration and your creative mind can take you where you did not know you could go.

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Grimm Twain King Rowling Homer

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Specific Writing Techniques

Technique #1 - In the beginning,...

If you have trouble getting started writing a sentence, an essay, a story, a novel, or even a poem, you can use the phrase "In the beginning..." to get started.

After you write your sentence, take out the phrase 'In the beginning'.

Example:

In the beginning, Jake didn't know where to go.

After you take out the phrase 'In the beginning', you have....
Essay Jake didn't know where to go.

This would be a great 'anecdotal' beginning for an essay on any conflict that a teenager might be going through. The reader is drawn right into your essay.
Article Jake didn't know where to go.

If you are writing an article about a contemporary topic, this would be an excellent way to start your article. The next sentence should mention what Jake was facing and what topic you are writing about. If you are writing about drugs, alcohol, suicide, - you can either make Jake the victim or a friend of the victim.
Story Jake didn't know where to go.

For a story, you would want to provide more information (a visual image) about Jake. "His torn clothes provided little shelter against the cold winter night and pouring rain. He couldn't hear the sirens behind him or the screams coming from across the street. He just walked."
Novel Jake didn't know where to go.

For a novel, you could provide a flashback to the reader before getting into the details of what Jake is going to do next. "He barely remembered the girl that he had met a year ago. He did remember how intoxicated he was by her long flowing hair, her delicate laugh, and her unique perfume. No one had warned him."
Poem Jake didn't know where to go.

For a poem, you would select any of the words that inspire you. You could write a poem about anyone named 'Jake'. You could write a poem about 'knowing' or 'not knowing'. You could write a poem about 'going' or 'not going' anywhere.

You can use the "In the beginning phrase to write about any topic. Your goal is to get started writing. Once you have your first sentence, your creative mind will try to access any area in your brain that relates to your topic. To read more about the writing process and the brain, click here.

The Essay Writer instant download software program uses and explains many more ways on how to get started writing. If you are stuck with an essay, article, story, novel, or even poem and would like our help, you can e-mail us at [email protected] and one of our writers will try to assist you.

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Technique #2 - I want to say that...

Besides the phrase "In the beginning...", you can also use the phrase "I want to say that..." to start writing.
Ideally, by using this phrase, you are accessing your prefrontal cortex (conscious thought) and provide the reader with some innovative insights and ideas.

Begin by writing your sentence with the phrase "I want to say that...". Once you complete your sentence, you can delete the phrase.

Examples:

Below are the beginning lines of some famous literary works following the phrase
"I want to say that...."
Poetry Most poets are guided by intuition. However, if you want to try to write a poem but you do not know how to begin, try the "I want to say that..." phrase.

Do you recognize the famous beginning lines?

I want to say that death, be no proud, though some have called thee mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;...
I want to say that I meant to do my work today.
I want to say that it was many and many a year ago.
I want to say that it was once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary...

( See answers below )
Speeches Do you recognize the famous beginning lines?

I want to say that I have a dream.
I want to say that four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, ....
I want to say that my heart goes out in sympathy to any one who is making his first appearance before an audience of human beings.
I want to say that if we shadows have offended, think but this and all is mended.

( See answers below )
Article You can begin writing any article by using the phrase "I want to say that..."
Write your sentence and then take out the "I want to say that..." phrase.

I want to say that friendship is one of the most important things in life.
I want to say that today, more and more children are diagnosed with attention deficit disorder.
I want to say that yesterday's earthquake in Chile was devastating.
I want to say that Whitney Houston's death shocked many people.
I want to say that the next presidential race is going to be a reflection on our economy, our jobless rates, and our health concerns.

Essay Do you recognize the famous beginning lines?

I want to say that perchance he for whom this bell tolls may be so ill as that he knows not it tolls for him.
I want to say that man is his own star;...
I want to say that I heartily accept the motto, - "That government is best which governs least;"

( See answers below )

Using the phrase "I want to say that..." also helps when you are given a writing question or an essay writing prompt. For Example, you are given the following writing prompt:
High school classes should not begin before 9:00 a.m. Do you agree or disagree?

You could begin your essay with:
I want to say that there are many advantages to beginning high school classes before 9:00 a.m. After you take out the phrase "I want to say that...", you are left with a strong and clear opening sentence: There are many advantages to beginning high school classes before 9:00 a.m.
Short Story Do you recognize the famous beginning lines?

I want to say that I didn't wear shoes regularly until I was in high school...
I want to say that strong-willed Tabitha Brown sat beside the fireplace, moving back and forth in her rocking chair.
I want to say that for the four days since his father's accident, it had snowed intermittently.
I want to say that I never knew anyone so keenly alive to a joke as the king was.
I want to say that the thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.

( see answers below )
Novel Do you recognize the famous beginning lines?

I want to say that you can call me Ishmael.
I want to say that it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
I want to say that there were two households both alike in dignity.

( See answers below )
TV and Movie scripts Do you get tired of watching TV shows and movies that keep repeating the same themes? Maybe you have an idea for an innovative theme or conflict that has not been used yet for a script.
Interestingly, history books are some of the most valuable resources for TV shows or movie ideas. Many movies have been made on the major topics of history. However, there were many more courageous people in the history of time that are not so well known. Explore any history book for a person who has made a difference in the life of someone else and you will have a great script idea.
If you do not like history, another way to find innovative themes for scripts is to research Shakespeare themes on the internet. You can use many of Shakespeare's themes in a variety of TV shows or movies. To learn more about Shakespeare's legacy, please visit our Shakespeare and Emotions page.


Answers to the above opening lines:

Poetry The underlined opening lines are from the following poets:

I want to say that death, be no proud, though some have called thee mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so; (John Donne, Holy Sonnets, 10)

I want to say that I meant to do my work today. (Richard Le Gallienne, I meant to do...)

I want to say that it was many and many a year ago . (Edgar Allan Poe, Annabel Lee)

I want to say that it was once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary.. . (Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven)

Speeches The underlined opening lines are from the following speakers:

I want to say that I have a dream . (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

I want to say that four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, .... (Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address)

I want to say that my heart goes out in sympathy to any one who is making his first appearance before an audience of human beings. (Mark Twain)

I want to say that if we shadows have offended, think but this and all is mended. (Puck's final speech to the audience in Shakespeare's Midsummer Nights Dream)

Essay The underlined lines are from the following writers:

I want to say that perchance he for whom this bell tolls may be so ill as that he knows not it tolls for him. (John Donne, Meditation 17)*

I want to say that man is his own star; (Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance)

I want to say that I heartily accept the motto, - "That government is best which governs least;"
(Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience)

Short Story The underlined lines are from the following writers:

I want to say that I didn't wear shoes regularly until I was in high school... (Daniel Inoye, Why Don't You Wear Shoes?)

I want to say that strong-willed Tabitha Brown sat beside the fireplace, moving back and forth in her rocking chair. (Louis Wolfe, Woman of Iron)

I want to say that for the four days since his father's accident, it had snowed intermittently. (Paul Annixter, The Woods-Devil)

I want to say that I never knew anyone so keenly alive to a joke as the king was. (Edgar Allan Poe, Hop-Frog)

I want to say that the thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge. (Edgar Allan Poe, The Cask of Amontillado)

Novel The underlined lines are the beginning lines from the following writers:

I want to say that you can call me Ishmael. (Herman Melville, Moby Dick)

I want to say that it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. (Charles Dickens, Tale of Two Cities)

I want to say that there were two households both alike in dignity. (Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet)

* Even though John Donne's Meditation 17 was not considered an essay but a meditation, we would like to include it here for our The Lost Art of Essay Writing collection.

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Technique #3 - In the end,...

If you have a general idea for an essay, an article, a story, a novel, or a poem but do not know how to begin, start with the Ending. Use the phrase "In the end....." to start writing.

Examples:

Depending on your writing style, you can either leave the phrase "In the end" or take it out.
Essay In the end, it will not be technology that directs the course of human life but each individual and how he decides to use that technology.

This would be a possible ending for an essay if you would like to write about the impact of technology on any aspect of life. Once you have your final sentence and your major point, you can work backwards on subtopics that would be interesting for your readers.
Article In the end, we can expect to learn a lot more about neuroplasticity and its affect on every aspect of our life.

If you are writing an article about any topic, beginning with the end will give you a better direction on what your main message is, what you want the reader to learn, and why a publisher would want to buy your article.
Story In the end, all vanished.

This could be the ending for a story about dreams, about hopes, about despair, or memories.
Novel In the end, he knew that he would never see them again.

For a novel, this final sentence could provide you with ideas on what your novel would be about. Was the main character's encounter with 'them' positive or negative? What did he experience? Would the reader be happy or sad when reading the sentence? After writing your novel, you could leave the sentence as it is or revise it to - "He knew he would never see them again." or "He would never see them again."
Poem In the end, all vanished.

Even for a poem, you can use the "In the end..." technique, to come up with an idea. Vanished could end up to be your poem's title or your last word, or both.

Remember that you can leave the phrase "In the end" to begin your final sentence, or you can take it out.

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Technique #4 - Conflicts

If you cannot come up with a beginning sentence or an ending sentence for your literary work, you can focus on a conflict. If you already have a beginning or ending sentence but are stuck now, you can use the conflict table below to help you with the continuation of your writing.

Below are some of the major conflicts that writers choose for their writings.

Man against Man
Self Self
Society Society
Nature Nature
Technology Technology
Fate Fate
Higher Power Higher Power
Unknown Unknown

You can focus on one or several of the above conflicts for your writing.

Besides man against man, man against self, man against society, man against nature, man against technology, man against fate, man against a higher power, or man against an unknown, you might come up with some original ideas like: society against technology, a higher power against nature, an unknown force against another unknown force, and so on.


Literary Examples:

Conflict Literary Work
Man against Man Richard Connell''s short story The Most Dangerous Game is a suspense story about one man chasing another man on a remote island - a hunt for life and death. The author integrates the conflicts of man against nature, man against self, man against society, and man against fate but focuses his story line (plot) on the main conflict - man against man.
Man against Self Robert Frost's famous poem The Road Not Taken focuses on the conflict between man and self. "Two roads diverged in the wood, And sorry I could not travel both..." Edgar Allan Poe's short story The Tell-Tale Heart is a wonderful short story depicting the conflict Man against Self.
Man against Society Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. excellently depicts the conflict of man against society in his short story Harrison Bergeron . "The year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal."
Man against Nature This is a very common conflict used in poems, short stories, novels, and movies.
Man against Technology This conflict is commonly used in many science fiction stories and movies. The conflict can also be found in stories as old as Ovid's The Story of Daedalus and Icarus , Charles Malam's poem Steam Shove l, or in the most recent March 14, 2012 article "45,000 caught cheating at Britain's universities"published by The Independent . The article explores the conflict of how technology makes it harder and harder to catch up with cheating students.
Man against Fate This conflict can be found in most any literary work. It is also the focus of many newspaper articles that report natural disasters, being in the wrong place at the wrong time, or about surviving an unlikely situation. W.W. Jacobs' short story The Monkey's Paw is an excellent example for this conflict with the message "Do not interfere with fate."
Man against a Higher Power In contrast to the conflict of Man against Fate, the conflict of Man against a Higher Power personifies who is responsible for certain events or outcomes. In religious works, that Higher Power is often God. In science fiction works, that Higher Power can be another planet or alien race. In poetry, that Higher Power can be an artistic gift.
Man against an Unknown Edgar Allan Poe's poem Annabel Lee as well as The Raven are great examples for Man against an Unknown. Whether the antagonist (the enemy) is fate, a curse, a Higher Power, or the narrator's subconscious Self - it is left to the reader. As a writer, you might have a plan of who the "Unknown" is but choose not tell the reader until the middle or end of your poem, article, story, or novel.

By using one or more of the conflicts above, you have the opportunity to catch the interest of your reader, your publisher, and your wider audience.

If you are a beginning writer, you might want to focus on just one major conflict.

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Technique #5 - The Who, What, When, Where, How, Why

If you get stuck during your writing, you can use the Who, What, When, Where, How, or Why to continue writing.

For example:

In the above example for a beginning sentence, "Jake didn't know where to go." - the writer is stuck and while he/she has an idea on his/her plot and conflict, the second sentence does not seem to come easily. By asking a question, the writer can choose on how to continue.

Jake didn't know where to go....
Who Who is he going to encounter? Who is going to run into him? Who did he just see? Who caused his trouble? Who is his antagonist, his friend, or his supporter?
What What happened? What is going to happen? What is causing the main character's despair?
What are the main character's choices?
When When did it all begin? When is it going to end? When does the story take place?
Where Where did it all begin? Where is it going to end? Where does the story take place? Where is the main character going to go?
How How did it all begin? How is it going to end? How did Jake get to be where he is now? How is someone going to help him?
Why Why is the main character in this situation?
Withholding information Withholding information is a writing technique where you do not provide the reader with all the answers. Withholding information can be a powerful tool in the beginning of your writing since the reader will continue reading to find out the answers to some questions.

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Technique #6 - Making the Ordinary --- Extraordinary

No matter whether you are writing a poem, an essay, an article, a short story, novel, TV show script, or movie script, make your writing --- extraordinary!

Extraordinary means making your writing stand out.

Some final hints:

Poetry Many writers write poetry as a means of self expression. However, many writers also have papers over papers filled with poems stacked away in some drawer. Throughout history, many poets' amazing words were not discovered until after their deaths.

Be courageous!

Your poem might make a difference in someone else's life. Having a poem is like having a child. At some point, letting it go is its final destiny. If you are hesitant about whether your poem is good or not, begin sharing it with someone who is willing to give you honest feedback. Once you take that first step, you always have the choice to put your poem back in the drawer or to publish it.
Article If you have something extraordinary to say, say it!

Writing an article is an excellent tool to make your voice heard. Ask yourself, is there something that needs to be said that no one else is saying? The only way to find out if you are a writer or not and whether your words can make a difference is to begin writing. If you have something to say, using The Essay Writer software program will guide you through each step of the writing process even if you have never written anything before. What matters is that your thoughts, your opinion, and your voice is heard.
Essay Imagine you are an English, Philosophy, Psychology, History (or any other) teacher or professor who has taught the same subject for the past 10 years. Imagine how many of the very same essays that teacher/professor had to read. Do the math.

Make your writing stand out!

Buying an essay on the internet might get you an A (or an expulsion) but it definitely will not get you recognition as an individual with innovative thoughts. No one else can say what you have to say. With each essay assignment, you have the opportunity to make a footprint in this world. The Essay Writer will not only help you to get your essay done in very little time but the software program teaches you professional writing techniques while you are writing. Please visit our web page The Lost Art of Essay Writing to learn more about writing essays.
Short Story Short stories are a great way to explore a conflict or a topic that interests you in a fictional setting. Add insights into your story that others might not know about. Your story can be extraordinary because you are discussing issues that someone older or younger might not have to deal with or know about. Each generation has its own challenges. By writing about the challenges of your generation, your story can become a witness of time .

If you are not familiar with short stories and their plot lines, read some of the short stories mentioned above.
Novel To write a novel -- begin writing.

Use any of the four writing techniques described above to begin and to continue writing. Most often, once you start writing, your characters will take a life on its own and might even surprise you with the twists and turns they take. Many writers prefer to write at regular times during the day but don't worry about what will be tomorrow. Write today, write now. Your creative mind will continue to guide you if you are meant to be a writer. If you are experiencing a writer's block, The Essay Writer software program includes a special section on how to instantly overcome writer's block. You can also visit our The New Creative Mind and Writing web page to learn more about writing and neuroscience.
TV and Movie scripts Do you get tired of watching TV shows and movies that keep repeating the same themes? Maybe you have an idea for an innovative theme or conflict that has not been used yet for a script.
Interestingly, history books are some of the most valuable resources for TV shows or movie ideas. Many movies have been made on the major topics of history. However, there were many more courageous people in the history of time that are not so well known. Explore any history book for a person who has made a difference in the life of someone else and you will have a great script idea.
If you do not like history, another way to find innovative themes for scripts is to research Shakespeare themes on the internet. You can use many of Shakespeare's themes in a variety of TV shows or movies. To learn more about Shakespeare's legacy, please visit our Shakespeare and Emotions page.


For more writing tips, learning how to write like a professional, or to begin writing immediately, use our instant download Writing Software below to unlock your creative mind.

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Essay Writing Software for the Creative Mind

The Lost Art of Essay Writing

Tolstoy

Michel de Montaigne, who fathered the modern essay in the 16th century,
...was always in the service of larger existential discoveries. He was forever on the lookout for life lessons.
If he recounted the sauces he had for dinner and the stones that weighted his kidney,
it was to find an element of truth that we could put in our pockets and carry away, that he could put in his own pocket. After all, Philosophy--which is what he thought he practiced in his essays, as had his idols, Seneca and Cicero, before him

--is about 'learning to live.'




And here lies the problem with essayists today: not that they speak of themselves, but
that they do so with no effort to make their experience relevant or useful to anyone else,
with no effort to extract from it any generalizable

insight into the human condition."

(Cristina Nehring, "What’s Wrong With the American Essay." Truthdig , Nov. 29, 2007)


Thoreau

"The point of the essay is to change things."
Edward Tufte




"A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people."
~Thomas Mann, Essays of Three Decades , 1947


CD

True Ease in Writing comes from Art, not Chance,
As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance.
~Alexander Pope, "An Essay on Criticism"

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The Essay Writer Software Program Features



The Essay Writer (TEW) Program Features:

For the Creative Mind: Having a creative mind can be a challenge since there are many ideas, thoughts, and topics to write about. TEW assists the creative writer in choosing a topic that can make an impact on a universal, global, social, or individual level.

Find ideas for essays, magazine articles, newspaper articles, research papers, or personal writings to discover the writer within you!

The Essay Writer software program was designed by writers for writers and provides a platform for the creative mind to explore innovative ideas.
What Mind? If you just need to get an essay done, TEW helps you to complete an essay in as little as one hour.

Simply follow the 6 easy guided steps.
For the CHSPE If you are planning on taking the CHSPE (California High School Proficiency Examination), you have to be able to pass the essay portion of the test in order to get your high school diploma equivalency. The Essay Writer instant download software program teaches you all required skills necessary to pass the essay portion of the CHSPE.
For the Beginning Writer: TEW was designed for writers ages 8 to 80+. The program guides you word by word and sentence by sentence through the essay writing process. Help and Examples on what to write and how to write are provided for each sentence.

Icons guide the novice writer easily and step-by-step through the program from start to finish.
For the Experienced Writer: While writing, the experienced writer benefits from accessing the 10 major writing techniques used by professional writers.

Discover additional writing techniques used for publications like Time Magazine, The New York Times, or National Geographic.
For ADD/ADHD Writers: Most ADD/ADHD people struggle with divergent energy, too many ideas, and distractions. TEW provides the opportunity to complete an essay in as little time as possible and thus many of those ADD/ADHD challenges do not interfere with the goal of finishing an essay. Since the program focuses on writing (not reading about writing), it becomes much easier for the ADD/ADHD writer to stay on topic and not to get distracted.
At any time and at any step, the essay can be saved allowing the ADD/ADHD writer to pursue several topics at once while increasingly developing the art of essay writing.
For Dyslexic Writers: Even though dyslexic people struggle with spelling and language, many dyslexics become writers (Agatha Christie, Winston Churchill, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gustave Flaubert, W.B. Yeats).
Unfortunately, many of today's dyslexics do not practice the art of writing because reading, spelling, and following guidelines mean too much of a challenge. Many dyslexic people also do not like to waste time.
Writing essays with The Essay Writer software program is an excellent exercise in writing for dyslexics because the writer is guided with visual help (icons) through the writing process instead of long instructions that have to be read.
Essay writing is an excellent art for dyslexics because many dyslexic people not only have the most innovative ideas but are also destined to implement change and be the first in something . (Picasso, Alexander Graham Bell, John Rl Horner, Pierre Curie, Werner Von Braun, Henry Ford, George Washington, Leonardo da Vinci, Ann Bancroft).
For Emotionally Sensitive Writers: Many Emotionally Sensitive People express the heights and depths of their emotions in poetry. Unlike poetry, however, essay writing is an art form (like painting, sculpture, music) that offers the writer a platform on which many of those emotions can be explored much further and contribute to a valuable " insight into the human condition ."
The Essay Writer software program is beneficial to exploring those emotions with a variety of questions, help with writer's block, and 10 major writing techniques.
For Parents/Teachers: Students can develop an optional Outline.
Students can present their thoughts in a clear and organized manner.
Students can write a whole essay or just practice writing an interesting paragraph.
Students can easily e-mail TEW files for review.
Students can easily be directed to revise or improve a specific step or a specific sentence in a step.
Easy file transfer capability makes TEW excellent for Internet, On-line, long distance learning, home schooling, classroom instruction, parents assisting students, tutors, learning centers, college students, and published writers.
The Essay Writer software program was not only developed to enable students in Middle School/High School/or College to learn all important aspects about essay writing, but to empower professional writers and innovative writers like people with learning disabilities to advance the lost art of essay writing, to be able to implement change, and to provide insights into the heights and depths of the human experience.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


1. What makes The Essay Writer software program different from other essay writing programs?

The Essay Writer software program is different from other essay writing programs because it strives to access the creative mind and teaches what to write and how to write while writing (and not reading about writing).


2. Why was The Essay Writer software program developed?

The Essay Writer software program was developed by published writers for writers not only to teach writing and to guide the writers easily through the essay writing process, but also to bring back "The Lost Art of Essay Writing". The capacity for a creative mind is an amazing gift that each person has and writing essays is an excellent way to explore the amazing and unique ideas that the creative mind is capable of. Essays have changed many of the ideas in the history of this world and by bringing back the "Lost Art of Essay Writing", the developers of the program are hoping to continue the tradition of famous essayists like Leo Tolstoy, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and Susan Sontag.


3. What makes the Essay Writer software program unique?


The most beneficial aspect about the program is that you learn or improve your writing techniques while you are writing. The human brain reacts most positively to action and not so much to 'reading about action'. The only way to write is to actually do the writing. As the software video shows, the writer in the video constantly writes and only clicks on some of the icons whenever he gets stuck or needs ideas.


4. How does the Essay Writer actually work?
Example Writing Technique: How to write a first sentence for an essay.


The Essay Writer guides you through the essay writing process with word-by-word and sentence-by-sentence guidance. For example, no matter whether you are a beginning writer or a professional writer, each kind of writer struggles at times with "how do I start?"
To get you started on how and what to write, The Essay Writer software program gives you writing prompts that access your prefrontal cortex which is the highest, the most recent, and most developed part of your brain that is responsible for thoughts and your creative mind.

You can try it right now: Let's say you have to write an essay about a simple topic like "jogging". You know something about jogging but you have no idea how to get started with writing the first sentence. Either on paper or in your head, finish the following sentence:

It is a fact that.....

You might come up with any of the following ideas:
It is a fact that jogging is beneficial to many people.
It is a fact that jogging is a great way to spend time in nature.
It is a fact that jogging is a great way to exercise.
It is a fact that jogging can have many advantages but also disadvantages.
It is a fact that jogging is one of America's most favorite sports.

As you can see the list of ideas on how to complete the prompt "It is a fact..." is endless and has no limit to what your creative mind can come up with.

Once you have completed the "It is a fact..." sentence, you can go ahead and take out the words "It is a fact".

You will end up with any of the following first sentences for your "Jogging" essay:

Jogging is beneficial to many people.
Jogging is a great way to spend time in nature.
Jogging is a great way to exercise.
Jogging can have many advantages but also disadvantages.
Jogging is one of America's most favorite sports.

You can try the above exercise with any topic. Use the "It is a fact..." phrase and you are accessing your prefrontal cortex instantly to come up with a sentence.

There are many other techniques that The Essay Writer uses to access your prefrontal cortex to get you started in writing your first sentence. Similarly, the program uses writing techniques to help your brain to continue writing and not to experience writer's block.


5. Do the writing techniques used by The Essay Writer really get you published?

On March 13, 2012, The New York Times, published an article about "How to Write a 'Lives' Essay". In his article, the New York Times writer Hugo Lindgren asked his magazine's editors for advice on writing techniques that would get writers published. The suggestions provided by New York Times' editors for a successful publication are only some of the many techniques taught by The Essay Writer software program:

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Description
Meaning
Interestingness
Anecdote
Uniqueness

If you would like to read the New York Times article, you can . Notice that The New York Times writer Hugo Lindgren uses the technique "It is a fact that...." in his first sentence!



6. What other benefits does The Essay Writer software program have?

The Essay Writer uses all of the major writing techniques used by published writers. Once you are familiar with the writing techniques, you will be able to read ANY published article and see what specific techniques the published writer used. You will be able to recognize not only the writing techniques used by modern writers but also any great writer from the past. Most importantly though, you will not only be able to recognize those techniques used by published writers but you will actually already have used it for your own writing once you have gone through the essay writing software program just one time.


7. Can The Essay Writer software program be used for more than essays?

Some of the Essay Writer software users so far have reported that they not only used the essay writing software program for essays but also for blogs, articles, poems, and even novels. To see some of the software reviews by program users, please click here .

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Overview
- Write an essay in 6 easy guided steps.

- Word-by-word and sentence-by-sentence guidance.

- Learn professional writing techniques while writing.

- No more Writer's Block!

- Create a new essay or open an existing essay.

- Save your essay at any time and complete it later.

- E-mail your Essay Writer file at any step.

- Easy file transfer capability makes The Essay Writer program excellent for Internet, On-line, long distance learning, home schooling, classroom instruction, parents assisting students, tutors, learning centers, college students, and published writers.

- Writers of any age will learn writing techniques used for publications like Time, National Geographic, The New York Times, U.S. News and World Report.


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