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Freewriting - an exercise to liberate your writer's voice.

Freewriting - an exercise to liberate your writer's voice.

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  • Freewriting
  • Freewriting is a practice that helps to liberate your writer’s voice.
  • Freewriting question Each one of you, please write down what you think is the most important thing that a company, you work for, should  stop doing – and why?  start doing – and why?
  • # 1 Set a time limit
  • Please write for 5 minutes
  • # 2 Keep writing
  • Do not be afraid to write down whatever is running through your mind.
  • Do not stop to cross anything out.
  • Write quickly but do not rush.
  • # 3 Forget perfectionism
  • Pay no attention to grammar, spelling, punctuation, neatness, or style.
  • Focus on the ”creator hand”. Forget about the editor hand.
  • 5 minute freewriting exercise Each one of you, please write down what you think is the most important thing that a company, you work for, should  stop doing – and why?  start doing – and why?
  • # 4 Note key points
  • Once you have reached your time limit, please read through what you have written and circle points of interest. You can use these as starting points for action.
  • # 5 Share key points
  • Please share the 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:  What…?  How…?  Why…?
  • Sources http://en.academic.ru/dic.nsf/enwiki/244425 http://www.bqf.org.uk/innovation/2010/02/22/freewriting-a-method-for-unblocking-creativity/ 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://www.uiowa.edu/~writingc/writers/Invitations/documents/CW4.pdf http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/brainstorming.html http://www.wendykehoe.com/html/writing_tips.html http://vimeo.com/14502661