Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A Little on Free Writing

To help overcome writers blocks, apathy and destructive self-criticism in writing there is a technique called free writing. For a set period of time like 5 or 10 minutes a person writes continually ignoring grammar, a topic and even spelling. The end result is probably raw, unusable material but the writer gets themself going.

It is sort of priming the pump to get the water flowing.

When finished it sometimes may be useful to underline parts that make sense for further use. If they are related to the topic of interest they may form a sort of brainstorming result,.

It can be a very useful thing for overcoming the inertia we all seem to have blocking us from accomplishing something useful.

Like a football player doing calisthenics before the game this can get our minds functioning for the task ahead.