The challenge of freewriting . . . Prompt #765

The challenge of freewriting is getting Self out of the way.

Let your writing flow with no judging.

Release your worries about your writing.

Allow your creative mind to play with words. 

With freewrites, you are writing for yourself, not for an audience.

Give yourself permission to be open to whatever comes up while you are writing.

A freewrite is a way of writing freely, with no worries about the outcome.

Choose a time when you will not be interrupted.

Select a prompt. Set a timer for 15-20 minutes and write without pausing to think.

If you run out of things to say, write “I remember” and go from there.

Or, write “What I really want to say . . .” 

Give your inner critic time off during this writing.

Lists are a great way to inspire freewrites.

~ Make a list of issues and experiences, important or trivial, in your life right now.

~ What frustrated you in the past month?

~ What made you laugh or cry?

~ What caused you to lose your temper?

~ What was the worst thing that happened?

~ What was the best thing that happened?

~What was the most disturbing or weird thing that happened?

Choose one thing from your list and write about it. Write whatever comes to mind. 

When you are finished writing, take a deep breath in and release your breath out.

Next prompt: Write about the same incident from the other person’s point of view. 

Next prompt: Think back to when you were a teenager or a young adult and respond to one of the questions above as your younger self would have responded.

The Write Spot series of books, edited by Marlene Cullen, features a variety of writing, all ending with a writing prompt, to inspire your writing.  

There are over 700 prompts on The Write Spot Blog, plus places to submit your writing, Sparks (memorable writing), and guest spots.

Just Write!

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