Friday, June 15, 2012

How To: Free Writing

Writing Exercises are helpful with any form of writing from blogging to poetry, they get your creative juices running and hopefully push your writing further. Today I wanted to talk briefly about Free writing!

Wikipedia defines free writing as:
Free writing is a prewriting technique in which a person writes continuously for a set period of time without regard to spelling, grammar, or topic. It produces raw, often unusable material, but helps writers overcome blocks of apathy and self-criticism

I define it as:
Open your computer, journal, notebook, what ever you write on and just write!

Sometimes we get so focused on what were creating, a blog post, the chapter in the book you've been writing, an article that just doesn't seem right yet,  we lose the freedom of pure expression. We end up cramping our brains, and need a reset with out even knowing it, so this is our reset. We are going to freewrite for three mins (yes set a timer, and do the three mins!) . Don't pay attention to spelling, sentence structure, grammar, or if what your writing even makes sense, just write!

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