Here is the seventh blog post in a series featuring videos on YouTube, where I read a paragraph from one of my motivational books and use it as a prompt to speak freely.
This idea was inspired by the free-writing exercise well-known among writers. I used dice and timer to turn this free-speaking exercise into fun games. I hope you enjoy watching them and maybe trying out this gameful approach for yourself and tasks you want or need to tackle today.
In this video, I read from a parable Gameful Writing: Seven People, Seven Stories, Seven Lessons Learned (Book 4 in the “Gameful Life” series).
I am reading the extract from section 2 (“**”) of chapter 5, “Torben.”
Here it is if you want to read along, prior, or afterward.
Excerpt from the Gameful Writing
It doesn’t just have to be in words. You can draw, you can make a collage, you can type or write text in different colors and shapes. The text can be as simple as “I love you!” or “Thank you for being here for me!”, as sophisticated and long as a full-fleshed novel based on true events, or anything in-between.
The next step
If you want to find out more about these seven stories in one about turning writing or anything else in life into fun games regardless of the circumstances, then I invite you to read Gameful Writing. To look at the book and buy it on Amazon, click on its title above or this image below:
If you want to see where else you can buy it, then go to the book’s page on this website here.
Alternatively, you can subscribe to my page, Optimist Writer, on ko-fi for $5 a month, and besides supporting what I do, you will also get access to all my motivational books, which I share there once a month or each time a book is out. Right now, you can get access to seven of my books there — one upon subscription or one-time support and six in the posts solely for subscribers. Gameful Writing will appear later this year or sooner upon explicit request from the subscribers.
I wish you a beautiful, gameful, creative, and resourceful day!