Freedom Through Freewriting

For the month of May I participate in a story a day challenge. I write 1 piece of flash fiction that has a beginning, middle, and end. It is important for the piece to be finished. Each time I do a a challenge like this I add another layer of experimentation. I have used a visual each day, or an object, or a theme. This past May I chose to freewrite for 10 minutes first and then write my story.

My Freewrite rules based on Natalie Goldberg’s:

  1. Keep your hand moving.
  2. Handwrite with a nice pen.
  3. Set the timer for 10 minutes.
  4. Let go and write what comes. In other words, don’t try to control too much.
  5. Remember the prompt doesn’t matter.

Read the rest of this post here.

Do you freewrite yourself? Do you use it with students?

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