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Is it BS When People Say Writers Should “Trust the Process?”

People say to “trust the process” but what does that mean?

It can mean a lot of things.

Some advice might feel watered down, like suggesting to someone who is genuinely blocked that they can fix all their problems by “chilling out.”

On the other hand, trusting the process is … Read more

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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 … Read more

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Writing Is Not A Means To An End

Maybe you’ve seen it in other writers. Something about them collapses. No longer interested in writing, they carry a defeated attitude. They seem pessimistic. Their ideas feel heavy and bogged down and even the act of writing is seen as a chore and an obligation.

I’ve been there.

There are … Read more

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Freewriting is Like Planting Seeds

Imagination is the Divine Body in Every Man

William Blake

When you freewrite, you wander the imagination stomping or treading lightly, each step a word.

As you step, your feet collect tiny seeds and track them from place to place. Your every action while in the realm of imagination plants … Read more