Sunday, 25 September 2011

The trouble with freewriting... that I'm not very good at it.

Freewriting is defined by Wikipedia as 'a prewriting technique in which a person writes continuously for a set period of time without regard to spelling, grammar, or topic.' Full article here.

If only it were that simple.

I've been doing it for a few days at the instruction of A215's workbook and finding it suprisingly dificult. My brain does not seem to work that spontaneously. Thoughts do not flow at the mere mention of a randomly chosen word or my own prompt to 'start writing now'.

Forcing myself to do it has had some results though. I'm hoping that with practice my limited ability to freewrite will improve. I really hope so.


  1. Your blog is like freewriting...just writing what comes into your head.

    I can understand it must be a real struggle for you and hope that in the years to come the ME will gradually leave you.

    I am sending my best wishes for a successul year on A215.