You want to write but you feel blocked. The block tries to justify its existence. It wants to convince you that it needs to be there. It tends to come up again and again and follow the same patterns. It’s an energy drain that leads to familiar places. Try this freewriting method instead: Write to… Continue reading Writers Blocked by Doubt, Try This Method Instead
Author: Stephen Lloyd Webber
What you Need Now to Begin Your Freewriting Adventure
You don’t need much to dive into a freewriting session. You don’t even need to be wearing pants if you don’t want to. Unless you like to write in coffee shops. Unless the coffee shop has a permissive clothing policy. Anyway, you don’t need much. Here are some things you may want: a writing utensil… Continue reading What you Need Now to Begin Your Freewriting Adventure
Staying in the Flow – [Freewriting Mastery]
Every action should be a step towards depth, integrity, and mastery. That means doing one thing at a time. Nothing should get in the way of that single thing. Don’t try to switch back and forth between different tasks. I know it’s tempting! But don’t do that. Switching back and forth means: you drop the… Continue reading Staying in the Flow – [Freewriting Mastery]
Writer’s Block: Needing to be Clever
I want to share an embarrassing story from my life because it’s a good illustration about how the philosophy of freewriting changed everything for me. When I was young, I was shy and reserved. Quiet. Withdrawn. I was richly imaginative, but I didn’t know how to relate with other people. I never took the initiative,… Continue reading Writer’s Block: Needing to be Clever
Take a Brain Dump!
Freewriting involves making a mess of things. You sit down (probably) and start writing. You may or may not know what you want to say. You write. You figure something out, and you get excited, and write faster for awhile. Then that thought dries up and you are once more doodling around. The doodling keeps… Continue reading Take a Brain Dump!