Posts tagged ‘free writing’

Aug 07 2019
Comments Off on Why all writers should practice free writing, and how

Why all writers should practice free writing, and how

Why all writers should practice free writing, and how

Free writing is writing quickly without regard for audience, spelling, grammar, or even clarity. The intent is to generate content fast, and then proceed with what’s working best or is most exciting to you. The process is simple, but the benefits can be tremendous because free writing allows you to enter a head space where anything goes. Imagine the potential for creativity if you aren’t worried about who will be reading or where that comma…

Read More »
Nov 06 2014
2

Fitting in: Is this a poem, story, or essay?

Fitting in: Is this a poem, story, or essay?

Lately I find myself writing things that are not poems. I’ve always considered myself a poet first and foremost, and a year or two ago, it would have been unheard of for me to sit down to write in any other genre. It didn’t even cross my mind. I thought in poems. Then my lines started growing longer. I started reading more poems in prose. Then I wrote a short story. And another. Then I…

Read More »