Many writers start their task by staring at a blank screen, waiting for inspiration, only to procrastinate until the last possible moment and then turn in a paper that is underdeveloped or unfocused. There is a different way! In Part I of this two-part workshop, taught by Writing Associate Cassie Sanchez, we will adventure into the beginning stages of the writing process to unearth new and interesting methods of generating and organizing ideas that will get you primed for the later stages (drafting and revising). Activities suited to different learning styles will be highlighted. Please bring with you a current or past assignment that interests you.