Writing With Post-It Notes

Kasem Kharsa, Artist-Filmmaker

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10 Videos (39m)
    • Introduction

    • Supplies List

    • Step 1 - Start Anywhere

    • Step 2 - Follow Your Intuition

    • Step 3 - Making Connections

    • Step 4 - Shaping the Mess

    • Your Project

    • Documenting Variations

    • Elements of Creative Ideas

    • Parting Words


About This Class

In this short class I'll be demonstrating how you can use the simple tool of post-it notes to flesh out your raw writing ideas into something more substantial. Post-its allow us to be tactile, spatial and visual with our ideas - so they're a great break from the rigid computer screen.

If you've taken any of my previous classes, then you know I tend to lead with theory - but this class will be a change of pace as we jump right into 'the action' as you watch me demonstrate the technique with a real example from my own work. 

We can use post-its at any stage of the writing, whether we're stuck on the first draft and we only have an image or word . . . or if we're further along and we're trying to revise our tenth draft. 

If you've struggled in the past with developing your ideas or you've set writing quotas for yourself and failed miserably, then this way of working might be productive and enjoyable. This class is intended for fiction and non-fiction works in progress - short stories, novels, poems, screenplays, articles or even a college paper - as well as all experience levels.

I hope you join us!

22 of 23 students recommendSee All

Even though there are many brainstorming tools out there, this one helped me realising some of the things that I was missing a lot from the ones I personally know of, such as how the starting point doesn't have to stay the center point of something and it's okay to move away or push it back if that's what you find.
Kasem shared a really interesting and effective technique to get your creative flow going. Super appreciative of this class.





Kasem Kharsa


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I'm a visual artist and filmmaker. My preoccupations are with memory and narrative, the stories we tell ourselves. I've participated in several writing workshops and learning environments so I try to bring that experience into my own teaching.

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