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.

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Freewriting exercise

  1. 1. Freewriting exercise
  2. 2. Question # 1 What is freewriting?
  3. 3. Freewriting is an exercise that helps you set your writer’s voice free.
  4. 4. Question # 2 What questions should we put focus on during this freewriting exercise?
  5. 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. 6. Question # 3 What time limit should we set for this freewriting exercise?
  7. 7. Let’s set a time limit of 5 minutes for this freewriting exercise.
  8. 8. Question # 4 How can we keep writing for 5 minutes?
  9. 9. Keep your hand moving. Do not stop to cross anything out.
  10. 10. Write quickly but do not rush.
  11. 11. Do not be afraid to write down whatever is running through your mind.
  12. 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. 13. Question # 5 How can we forget perfectionism?
  14. 14. Pay no attention to grammar, spelling, punctuation, neatness, or style. Nobody other than yourself needs to read what you write.
  15. 15. Focus completely on the creator hand. Forget about the editor hand.
  16. 16. With freewriting, there is no wrong answer. http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/morning-freewriting-productivity
  17. 17. Question # 6 Are you ready to write for 5 minutes?
  18. 18. What do you think is the most important thing that should be done to improve the neighbourhood you live in – and why? Freewriting question
  19. 19. Question # 7 What are the key points of what you have written?
  20. 20. Once you have reached the time limit of 5 minutes, please read through what you have written and circle key points. You can use these key points as starting points for action.
  21. 21. Question # 8 What questions will you ask the person sitting next to you?
  22. 22. Please share key points you have circled with the person sitting next to you. The person, you speak with, may ask open questions to learn more about your thoughts. Examples of questions  What…?  How…?  Why…?
  23. 23. Sources of inspiration http://en.academic.ru/dic.nsf/enwiki/244425 http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/morning-freewriting-productivity 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
  24. 24. 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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