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The Benjamin Franklin system

Failure

Born into poverty, Franklin dropped out of school at age 10. As a teenager, he was not good at writing. With no teachers and no money, Franklin decided to teach himself.

Drills

According to his autobiography, he created a system to master writing. It consists of 7 training drills.

Success

This system turned him from a primary school dropout into one of the most accomplished American writers of all time.


7 Drills

Drill 1 of 7
Find a passage you would like to study.
For each sentence, write down hints/notes that can help you
rewrite each sentence from memory in the next drill.
Currently, the passages are all randomly picked, so their quality cannot be assured yet.
We are working hard so FranklinWrite can get smarter and pick better passages for you!
Thank you so much for your patience.
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What writers are saying on Reddit

Thank you. This is promising. I struggle with the lack of immediate feedback in writing. Unlike sport, how can i know i scored? This might be spot on.
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zapzap101
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I’ve been doing this for years and it’s so helpful! (Spoiler: It doesn’t get less annoying to do though)
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BaphometEmpath
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Oh this is neat. It was always so helpful when painting to do a master study and I didn't know how to transfer it well into writing but this seems to be along the same vein!
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NonGMOWizardry
r/writing member
Woah! Definitely something I'm going to check out. Also a great kick up my backside to get started on legitimate practice, bookmarked the website, thank you so much!
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Sleep_Puzzleheade
r/screenwriting member
This may sound like a pretty convoluted process, but in fact it is extremely similar to how Quentin Tarantino claims he learnt how to write, which is that he used to rewrite movie scenes from memory, and then compare them to the actual movie to see how he did. So clearly there is some merit to the method here
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HortonHears
r/screenwriting member
I really like it! I thought it'd be an expensive program or something, but i was suprised to learn that it was free. I signed up and did one right away and it was really interesting! I certainly see how it'd force one to improve.
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MoxleyMoxx
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