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What’s the Difference Between Open and Focused Freewriting?

Open Freewriting

Open freewriting is completely openended. You just write. The simplicity of methodology doesn’t mean that you are limited to what can emerge. With open freewriting, it is especially true that anything can happen. Open freewriting is a place for you to be wild, chaotic, totally free, totally present. … Read more

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In the Flow, Look Where You Want To Go – [Depth Freewriting]

Freewriting is the writer’s way of directly engaging the flow state.

(What is the flow state?)

How freewriting engenders the flow state

You start writing (or dictating) before you know what you are going to say. You continue to write whether or not you know anything about what … Read more

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Use Your Peripheral Vision! [Depth Freewriting Strategy]

A writer’s peripheral vision

Sometimes the best ideas have to sneak up on you.

You know the feeling. You’re doodling around with one thing or another, then WHAM! Like lightning, inspiration strikes. Eureka! You race forward with your new discovery. The world is forever changed.

It’s a beautiful feeling, and … Read more

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How to Use Open Focus to Write More Freely

Unless you are writing for pure exploration, it’s generally important to have in mind a main idea.

However, a common misconception is that your main idea needs to be fixed and rigid, like a box. Only the things that fit inside the box can be put there. Everything else gets … Read more