If you can’t think of anything to say, write down that you can’t think of anything to say. Don’t stop. Don’t worry about transitions or connecting the ideas or paragraphing or subject-verb agreement or even commas. And don’t judge what you’ve written no matter how strange it is. If you end up completely off topic, that’s okay, it could lead to some great idea. Oh yeah, and no revising while you write, not a single scratch out.
When you’re done, read your work out loud. Often the ear will pick up a pattern or idea that you hadn’t noticed as you wrote.
Don’t give up on freewriting after one exercise. Try it everyday for a week. Freewriting is like any other kind of mental activity: you will get better at it. The first couple of times nothing may emerge. After a few exercises, things will start to develop. Remember, when you first learned to ride a bike? You started out wobbly, but each time you became steadier, and so will your free writing.
Free Writing Topics—Do One a Day for a Week(Feel free to share any thoughts and experiences on our blog, so don’t forget to let us know how it goes)
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