Whether you're writing a book, or are creating an inventory of ideas, a free writing journal is valuable. You'll find that developing a daily habit of free writing primes your creative pump.
So this week, start a journal which you'll just use for your free writing sessions.
Not familiar with free writing? Free writing is a pre-writing exercise, and it's useful at every stage of the writing process, both to generate text, and to clear your mind so that you slip into a state of creative flow.
Free writing is writing without thinking; it's taking dictation from your subconscious mind.
Set a timer for five minutes, and just start writing, without taking your fingers from the keyboard. Don't think: write. Aim for complete sentences. If a string of words come to mind that's fine too. Accept whatever words flow into your mind - transcribe them via the keyboard.
Take time for a free writing session every day this week. Next weekend, review your week. Did your writing flow more easily? Were you more creative? Have you overcome any blocks?
Free writing may become your most valued writing tool, as it is mine.
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