Open your writing diary and make an entry. It’s up to you how much you write; write anything from one paragraph to a couple of pages.
Choose one or more of the following to write about:
- A book I read and loved
- How I felt when I first wrote something for pleasure
- What I fear most about starting to write creatively
- The sort of writer I would like to be
- Something I have noticed about the way I write
- My thoughts on freewriting so far
- My plans for notebooks and note booking.
Be sure to complete this exercise before moving on.
Something I’ve noticed about the way I write
Writing in the mornings is such a pleasure for me. It’s not that I can’t write at other times of the day, but I wake up early, have nothing else to do other than Instagram and Ebay, so writing is filling a void. I’m enjoying the freewriting and this has become an important part of my morning routine.
Freewriting is a skill that I haven’t used before, and I feared that I would write poorly, something unstructured and random, but this hasn’t been the case at all. Mostly, I like to undertake my freewriting with pen and paper, and the time flies by. This morning I’ve written about my athiesm and god, or more to the point that there is no god.
I’m finding that I’m writing a lot of auto-biographical snippets. A year or so of this and I’d be able to collate these snippets into a book.
Writing about myself, my life and my beliefs is really enjoyable, and I find the structure flows easily. I invest a lot of myself into this style of writing, and I write authentically, but I don’t want to limit myself to this form of writing. I’d like to explore poetry in my freewriting as well.
I have managed to write a couple of poems, as well as a couple of passages for a potential novel or short story.
All in all I am enjoying the course, and being able to write freely. I’m doing far better than I thought I would, and my practice has brought around better results than I expected.