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									 Engage Your
Inner Writer(s)
 Cecelia Munzenmaier
    School of Life
         You will learn
• ways to develop four writing modes
• avoiding blocks by balancing the modes
         Standard model
•   Get ideas
•   Draft
•   Revise
•   Polish
          Writer(s)?
         Original Star Trek



Spock                          McCoy
reason                         intuition




                Kirk
          executive function
Your writing energies

          Creator



Planner             Drafter




          Editor
Flowers’ model
     Or if you prefer…

Flowers        Role             Variation

Lunatic     What if…?          Artist
            Why not…?

Architect   What’s the plan?   Architect


Carpenter   Build it!          Carpenter

Judge or    Clean it up!       Inspector
Janitor
     Words of wisdom

Each of these four characters needs
 time alone on the stage.

If you shortchange any of them,
 your writing will suffer.
      Garner (1997)
  Enemies and allies




Natural enemies   Natural allies
        Your writing energies
 Which is strongest?
                            Creator
 Describe any conflicts
  you experience
                                  Planner
   between the
  four energies.
                                  Drafter
 If you wish,
  share strategies
  that you find helpful       Editor
  in resolving conflicts.
Cultivating the Creator


Separate drafting and editing.

Focus on capturing ideas.

Promise the Judge a chance to comment later.
Focus on potential
Trust order will emerge
Cultivating the Planner


Follow a model.

Create an outline or other overview.

Use linear logic or web thinking,
 whichever works for you.
  Step- or web-thinker?


Follow a model.

Create an outline or other overview.

Use linear logic or web thinking,
 whichever works for you.
Cultivating the Carpenter


 Create the draft.

 Separate writing and editing.

 Go with the flow.

 Leave gaps for later.
Write, then edit
 Tolerate the mess


It ain’t where you start,
  it is where you finish.

             Gen. Colin Powell
 Cultivating the Judge


Judge = “inspector for quality control”
Garner
 Cultivating the Judge


First, deal with global issues.
  Have you said what you wanted to say?
  Are things in the right order?

Then switch to your readers’ point of view.
  Have you anticipated questions?
  Will readers understand?
  Do they have a reason to care?

Finally, fix errors.
       Do a “dental draft”
A friend of mine says that the first
draft is the down draft—you just
get it down. The second draft is
the up draft—you fix it up. And
the third draft is the dental draft,
                                          QuickTime™ and a
where you check every tooth, are neede d to see this picture.
                                 TIFF (Uncompressed) decompre ssor


to see if it’s loose or cramped
or decayed, or even, God help
us, healthy.

                                               Anne Lamott
       Your writing energies
 Do you plan to try any
  of these strategies?     Creator
 Do you have
                                 Planner
  others to
  recommend?
 What advice do                 Drafter
  you have about
  cultivating the
  Drafter? the
                             Editor
  Editor?
                  Genealogy
                                References
(Flowers, n.d.)
                    Flowers, B. S. (n.d.). Madman,
                      architect, carpenter, judge: Roles
                      and the writing process.
(Garner, 1997)
                      Retrieved from
                     https://webspace.utexas.edu/
                     cherwitz/www/ie/b_flowers.html
(Munzenmaier,       Garner, B. A. (1997). Using the
    2010)            Flowers paradigm to write more
                     efficiently. Retrieved from
                     http://www.wsba.org/media/publicati
                     ons/barnews/nov08-garner.htm
     You
                    Resources
 Flowers, B. S. (n.d.). Madman, architect, carpenter,
  judge: Roles and the writing process.
  Retrieved from https://webspace.utexas.edu/
  cherwitz/www/ie/b_flowers.html
 Garner, B. A. (1997). Using the Flowers paradigm to
  write more efficiently. Retrieved from
  http://www.wsba.org/media/publications/barnews/no
  v08-garner.htm
 Simpson, T. (2009). The toolkit. Retrieved from
  http://www.win-more-cases.com/toolkit/
  introduction/artist-inspector-architect-carpenter.html
               Related courses
 Intuition
 Michelle’s tool

								
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