I’m a freewriting evangelist. I love writing marathons. I have found that the notion of writing without stopping spooks some people. They’re worried that if they do that, they might tap into something. Awaken something profound (and profoundly suppressed) within them. Like… I guess something like the puzzle box in Hellraiser. Freewriting has a lot… Continue reading Try Writing Pure Nonsense for the Rest of the Day
What can a writing marathon do for the average person?
What is a writing marathon? A writing marathon is a style of freewriting that lasts for two hours or more. To do a writing marathon, you simply need to write without stopping, maintaining the minimum pace of one letter per second. You can go faster, but you’re not allowed to stop. In short, a writing… Continue reading What can a writing marathon do for the average person?
Can You Really Freewrite an Entire Book?
Certainly. Yep. Yep, you can freewrite a whole book. So there’s the answer. But maybe you were hoping for something along the lines of “how can I freewrite my book?” or “can you show me what freewriting a book might look like?” To which I answer: Certainly. Yep. Yep, I can show you that. Sorry.… Continue reading Can You Really Freewrite an Entire Book?
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 mind dump The five minute… Continue reading Writing Against the Clock: How Long Should Your Freewriting Session Last?