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Writing Against the Clock: How Long Should Your Freewriting Session Last?

Freewriting is a writing technique in which you write without stopping for a given duration. How long you choose to write for can really impact the quality of freewrite you end up with.

Let’s look at a few example durations.

How long should you write?

5 minutes: the quickie, the

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Why You Don’t Like To Write (And How Freewriting Helps)

People don’t enjoy writing because they have been taught wrong. They learned to write by placing undue pressure on themselves. They need to get it right! They need to know what they are planning to say before they start to write anything! They have no tolerance for uncertainty and looseness.… Read more

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7 Ways Freewriting is Like an Acid Trip

Most people learn about freewriting in school. It’s taught as one of several methods of prewriting, stuff you do to generate ideas for a paper. Freewriting has found a home in many lesson plans amidst things like mind maps, outlines, and brainstorming.

Take a trip back down memory lane to … Read more

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About Learning and Personal Growth at a Retreat

My intention for an optimal retreat or mentoring experience is to do everything I can to facilitate learning and personal growth. Rather than modeling the classroom, which would prioritize the fact that I’m teaching, I hope to bring about learning through introspection.

An interesting note about the Latin root of the word … Read more