Quick Writing Tip — Free writing
If you are a writer, at some point or other, you find that you get stuck.Â The words will not flow, the ideas have disappeared, and you feel as though you could have drained all the creativity that you have left. It’s at this point that you might like to try free writing.
So what is free writing?
Put simply, it is writing anything that comes to mind. You do this for a short period of time, or to aÂ page count, without stopping. The idea is that you give yourself permission to write without restraints, without order, without criticism. You can write about anything. You can write about nothing. You can write “I cannot write”. It is a way of switching off the inner critic, that inner voice that holds you back.
I don’t know who originally coined the term free writing, but initially I did come across this concept in two books, one called Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande and another called The Artist’s WayÂ by Julia Cameron. Neither of them call it free writing. One author refers to it as early morning writing or writing by pre-arrangement, and the other author refers to it as “morning pages”.
In Becoming A Writer, https://essaywriterservices.org/essay-help/ service writes about “how you must teach the unconscious to flow into the channel of writing”. Free writing is the method used to build writing muscle, to train yourself to write.
We advises that you write three pages first thing every morning. You do this to ” detach from your negative Censor”.
So, next time you get stuck, write about anything for 10 to 20 minutes or write three pages — without stopping. Most of the time it will just be rubbish but occasionally you will find a gem. At the very least least, you are writing.