Generate Thoughts Through Freewriting

25 Dec

I wrote only 300 plus words when I started journal writing again last November 15, 2011.  I had a difficult time coming up with something to write about.  When I bought Beginner’s Guide To Blogging, I was introduced to the concept of freewriting and decided to put it into practice.  And today, for the first time, I wrote 2,000 plus words on my journal!

The author of the guide described freewriting as “dumping what’s in your mind on paper.”   He recommended Mark Levy’s book about freewriting, Accidental Genius.  The book, according to him, is the bible of freewriting and he highly recommends it if you are having trouble getting your writing to flow.

In The Fascinator Factor, a free audio download from Levy Innovation, Levy says freewriting is not only a way to record thoughts but also a way to generate thoughts.   These are the steps on how to freewrite:

1. open a blank document on you computer or grap a pen and paper

2. set your timer to 10 minutes

3. start writing about what fascinates you about life

4. don’t worry about grammar and syntax

5. don’t stop for any reason until the timer sounds

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