Freewriting has been around for some time. Brenda Ueland wrote about it back in 1938 in her book If You Want to Write. Peter Elbow showed how freewriting makes writing accessible to everyone in Writing Without Teachers and other books. Generally speaking, freewriting is simple: You write without stopping. At heart, it is a simple… Continue reading What is Depth Freewriting?
If You Don’t Love It, Don’t Do It
Love is a big word. It’s also a four letter word. Let’s break this down a little bit. What do I mean when I say you should only do something if you love it? What does it mean to love someone? Love gets us way, way outside our comfort zone. Love is inspiring. Sometimes love… Continue reading If You Don’t Love It, Don’t Do It
What Can the Flow State Do For You?
Freewriting is an entry point into the flow state Sounds mystical, magical, amazing. It is! It’s also really simple. Is it bad that the technique is simple? Well, I would argue that only the simple techniques are going to prove accessible and reliable when you really need something to turn to. Simplicity is a huge… Continue reading What Can the Flow State Do For You?
Don’t Psych Yourself Up!
Anything is one of a million paths. Therefore you must always keep in mind that a path is only a path; if you feel you should not follow it, you must not stay with it under any conditions. To have such clarity you must lead a disciplined life. Only then will you know that any… Continue reading Don’t Psych Yourself Up!
The Quiet Ways We Say “I Can’t”
Sometimes I can catch them — the whispers and mumbles that tell me I can’t do something. Or I shouldn’t. But I want to! Is that my “inner parent?” Is it wisdom? I don’t often know. So I check in with myself. When I check in, I ask questions like: Is this boring or interesting?… Continue reading The Quiet Ways We Say “I Can’t”