This exercise will only take about fifteen minutes but it’s guaranteed to make your day. It involves spending a few minutes now to write a letter that will get delivered to yourself in the future. Think of it as an electronic time capsule. A secret message you can send into the future for yourself. Who… Continue reading Freewriting Exercise: Write A Letter to Yourself in the Future
“I’d love to write a book, but I don’t have that kind of time. My schedule is already full, plus I’m constantly being interrupted by my kids, and for the sake of my sanity I desperately need to maintain some sort of social life. That doesn’t leave me enough time to write.” If you want… Continue reading How to Write A Book In Fifteen Minute Bursts
When I freewrite, I “engage the flow.” I am willing to accept what comes. I am receptive, I let things go. I am present to the moment. I engage a sense of intentionality to write for a given purpose and images and words just happen spontaneously. I write what’s there in the moment. When I… Continue reading How to Expand Time During Your Freewrite
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?
I’m a recovering project-aholic. I take on more tasks than I can finish. There are a lot of factors to this. Here’s one of the big ones: Being busy is an excuse for not finishing what I’m working on. Maybe you can relate. When the going gets tough, part of me seeks out the path… Continue reading What stops you from finishing what you start?
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?