Freewriting <ul><li>This technique involves continuous writing, usually for a predetermined period of time (often 5, 10, or 15 minutes). </li></ul><ul><li>Writing is done without regard to spelling, grammar, etc., and no corrections are made. </li></ul><ul><li>If the writer reaches a point where they cannot think of anything to write, then they write that they cannot think of anything, until they find another line of thought. </li></ul><ul><li>The writer allows himself or herself to stray off topic, and to just let their thoughts lead them wherever they may. </li></ul>
Focused Free Writing <ul><li>At times a writer may also do a focused free write where a chosen topic structures their thoughts. </li></ul><ul><li>Expanding from this topic, their thoughts may stray to make connections and create more abstract views on the topic. </li></ul><ul><li>This technique helps writers to explore a particular subject before putting their ideas into a more basic context. </li></ul>
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