Scroll down to find out how to use WordFlame! or click here. Questions? Here's the FAQ.

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How To Use It's easy!

Step One

Relax. Close your eyes. Take a minute to empty your mind and loosen your body.

If you need help, this soundclip of the ocean is exactly one minute:

Step Two

On a blank sheet of paper, write the numbers 1 to 10, leaving a space in between them.

Step Three

Concentrate on the WordFlame.

List down 10 images that come to you from the WordFlame (don't worry if you don't get ten).

Do this for three minutes only.

Example: If your WordFlame is "Dogs," you could have:
1. My boyfriend's dog.
2. Skip, my first dog.
3. The cocker spaniel that I saw tied up one day.
4. Neville, who I had to put down.
5. Cleaning up dog poo.
6. Sam.

Step Four

Pick the one that has the strongest image. For fun and adventure, pick one randomly. Or number 3.

Step Five

Get a new sheet of paper. Holding the image in your head, play the soundclip below and answer the questions, writing down the images that come to you.

Don't force the direction of the images as the questions provoke you. If your WordFlame is "Dogs" but the image you are getting is how your mother used to have to wipe the floor because the dog spills the water, let it.

You can also read the questions here.

Step Six

Now, you have the raw materials at your disposal for your blog or story!

Write for ten minutes only.

Start by writing "I am..."

Time yourself if you can. This will allow you to develop the image into a story and not dawdle trying to make it perfect. You can do that later when you're taking a dump.

You can also start with "He is..." or "She was..." if you prefer.

That's it. Now Write!

Questions? Read the FAQ!