Session:Let's hack words!

Description Let's hack words is a session for everyone, who wants to explore creative writing, build worlds and lets characters dive into adventures. Or - for a start - just wants to get rid of hacker's block.
Type Workshop
Kids session No
Keyword(s) social, political, art, hacking
Tags creative writing, writing, creative
Person organizing
Language de - German, en - English
de - German, en - English
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Starts at 2019/08/24 15:00
Ends at 2019/08/24 16:30
Duration 90 minutes
Location Village:Metalab Dome

You can hack everything - also words! Creative writing is a method to get into a flow. Only rule: there are no rules. Don't think of possible readers, quality of the text or your inner censor. It's all about putting rough ideas to paper. At Chaos Computer Camp 2019 we will guide you through.

Everyone writes for him/herself for 30 minutes. Everything that comes to your mind can be put on paper. This can be about your hacking, the camp, or why you are actually here with us. In the end, all your thoughts are written down and can either be used as an idea for a short story, novel or next journalistic work. Or they are useful to get rid of things that stop you from writing (or programming)something serious. At the end of the session, anyone who likes to reflect on it with the rest of the group can come up with ideas and whether the method was helpful.

This approach is called "creative writing" and it is a guide to writing, without the compulsion to produce really demanding texts. Instead, it is about finding ideas, or expressing yourself and reflecting. "Freewriting" is practiced by numerous writers and journalists, for example, when they have writing blockades. It can also help hackers to overcome hacking blocks. ;)