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Freewriting exercise

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Freewriting is an exercise that helps you set your writer’s voice free. Try it for yourself the next 5-10 minutes. …

Freewriting is an exercise that helps you set your writer’s voice free. Try it for yourself the next 5-10 minutes.


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  • 1. Freewriting exercise
  • 2. Input # 1 In 1 sentence, what is freewriting?
  • 3. Freewriting is an exercise that helps you set your writer’s voice free. http://www.imagebase.net/City-88911873/NYC-550-copy
  • 4. Input # 2 What question should we have for this freewriting exercise?
  • 5. Example of freewriting question What do you think is the most important thing that should be done to improve the neighbourhood you live in – and why?
  • 6. Input # 3 What is the time limit for this freewriting exercise?
  • 7. Let’s set a time limit of 5 minutes for this freewriting exercise.
  • 8. Input # 4 Keep writing
  • 9. Keep your hand moving. Do not stop to cross anything out.
  • 10. Write quickly but do not rush.
  • 11. Do not be afraid to write down whatever is running through your mind.
  • 12. If you feel uncomfortable as you’re writing, ask yourself what is bothering you, and write about that. Joe Pulizzi: Epic content marketing, p. 210. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/983798590
  • 13. Input # 5 Forget perfectionism
  • 14. Pay no attention to grammar, spelling, punctuation, neatness, or style. Nobody other than yourself needs to read what you write.
  • 15. Focus completely on the creator hand. Forget about the editor hand.
  • 16. Input # 6 Now write for 5 minutes
  • 17. Freewriting question What do you think is the most important thing that should be done to improve the neighbourhood you live in – and why?
  • 18. Input # 7 Circle key points in what you have written
  • 19. Once you have reached the time limit, please read through what you have written and circle key points. You can use these as starting points for action.
  • 20. Input # 8 Share key points with the person sitting next to you
  • 21. Please share key points of what you have written with the person sitting next to you. The person, you speak with, may ask open questions to know more about your thoughts. Examples of questions  What…?  How…?  Why…?
  • 22. Sources of inspiration http://en.academic.ru/dic.nsf/enwiki/244425 http://www.bqf.org.uk/innovation/2010/02/22/freewriting-a-method-for-unblocking-creativity/ http://complit.fas.harvard.edu/files/complit/files/twenty_tips_for_senior_thesis_writers_revised_august_2012.pdf http://jameshaytonphd.com/free-writing-or-deliberate-writing-a-c/ Joe Pulizzi: Epic content marketing, p. 210. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/983798590 http://www.managementexchange.com/blog/so-you-want-be-creative-genius http://www.originalimpulse.com/blog/31-benefits-free-writing/ http://www.pencilpushin.com/2009/06/14/sunday-snippets-a-free-writing-meme/ http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2010/04/unleash-your-creativity-now-how-to-freewrite/ http://thewritepractice.com/magic-free-writing/ http://www.uiowa.edu/~writingc/writers/Invitations/documents/CW4.pdf http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/brainstorming.html http://vimeo.com/14502661 http://www.wendykehoe.com/html/writing_tips.html http://www.wikihow.com/Freewrite http://youtu.be/tzdI1l0ybNg http://youtu.be/b834hJNI_w8
  • 23. Thank you for your interest. For further inspiration and personalized services, feel welcome to visit http://www.frankcalberg.com Have a great day.

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