Saturday, June 14, 2014


If idea generation is hard for you, try spending some times randomly writing titles of articles. For a few days, walk around with your scholarly notebook; everyone should have one (yes, paper, how old school!!). At random points throughout the day, try to write down titles of articles that you wish somebody would write (why pressure yourself at this point to feel like you have to be the one to do it).

There are also tools that poets and other creative writers use for idea generation; these apply to you to!

Here is one.

Again, over the course of a few days, any time you see some "text" (i.e. a sign, a billboard, a book title, ect) see if you can write a riff of that text applying it to your scholarship/research. Of course, what you write may not be coherent or well formed. However, word games such as this can help stimulate ideas when you feel stuck.

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