The Power of Free Writing: How to Unlock Your Creativity

Mike Jackson

Free writing is a powerful tool for writers, and its origins can be traced back to the early 20th century. The concept of free writing was first introduced by the writer and teacher Peter Elbow, who believed that the traditional writing process was too restrictive and that it stifled creativity. Elbow’s approach to writing was to simply put pen to paper and write whatever comes to mind without worrying about grammar, punctuation, or even coherence.

The idea behind free writing is to let your thoughts flow freely without any constraints. The idea is simply to write for a set amount of time, something like ten to twenty minutes. Don’t stop for anything. The idea is to put something down on the page no matter what. It’s a way to get your ideas out of your head and onto the page, without worrying about whether they’re good or bad. By…

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