Freewriting is a technique many people have heard about but few writers are really taking advantage of. I know of no other way of writing that offers as much potential for productivity and creative growth as freewriting does. It is also remarkably versatile. Freewriting is equally beneficial whether you want to just get a project… Continue reading Five Key Facets of Freewriting – [How to Freewrite]
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 Withdrawn.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!
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 your early days of school.… Continue reading 7 Ways Freewriting is Like an Acid Trip