Rabbit Hide and Seek from exercise 1.6
Freewriting is something that I have never tried. It’s something that I look forward to trying. I’ve heard it said that it’s the best way to overcome writers block as it makes use of different neural pathways, and this in turn creates a shift in entrenched habits.
Some points to take away from Nina’s writing.
- Build up slowly from 5 minutes to 20 minutes.
- Many writers use this technique (it’s common because it works [sic]
- Don’t give up if it doesn’t bring immediate results, it takes practice.
- Writing upon waking is most successful but you can freewrite when ever.
- If you don’t have pen and paper then use the notepad on your phone.
- It’s about freedom to write.
- It may help to have a prompt, a subject, word or sentence.
- Keep writing until the time is up even if you write ‘I don’t know what to write’
- It isn’t meant to be seen by others (although I probably will post the freewriting assignment on my blog [sic]).
- Don’t correct you writing or add structure or form.
Nina; 2015; Go with the Flow: a Strategy for Writing; Online; AT: https://www.oca.ac.uk/weareoca/creative-writing/go-with-the-flow-a-strategy-for-writing/ (accessed on 29/02/2020)