Writing the Unthinkable

Jean O’Brien, Irish Charity Lab/ Dochas

At ECF 2017 Jean led a workshop applying the Writing the Unthinkable creative technique.

Writing the Unthinkable is a fun, easy and interesting technique for writing stories. Great for personal creativity and also for getting interesting, authentic and unexpected stories out of your organisation or community. I learned it from the writer, cartoonist, teacher and SuperGenius Lynda Barry.
I’ve created a handout so you can do the Writing the Unthinkable exercise at home or at work. It’s a little booklet that you can fold – so print it double-sided on a single A4 page and then fold it down to A6 with the poem on the inside.

A few links relating to Lynda Barry and her work: