Have you ever had writers block? Had “brain-freeze” when faced with a project? Needed some fresh ideas for your business?
Try freewriting.Ā I happened to think about this technique when reading this post on CopyBlogger:
As I was leaving a comment, I thought , “This is a post in itself.”
So what is Freewriting and why use it?
Freewriting “loosens up the mind”, enabling the subconscious to come through and helps outsmart writers block.
At the beginning of my Journal Writing classes, we do some freewriting before moving on to the various writing exercises.
This helps get the “junk out” of our heads and allows us to proceed forward with a clear mind.
How to Freewrite
1. Use paper and pen and write…it is more effective than using the computer.
2. Start with a quieting: meditation, music, and candles are often used.
3. Write down the topic of concern
4. Set a timer for 5 or 10 minutes. If you are not used to freewriting, start with 5 minutes to see how that feels.
5. Write fast and furious. If you can’t think of anything to say, just write something such as “nothing to say…” Usually something WILL come to you.
6. Even if you get off subject, write about it. It came up for a reason.
7. At the end of your time, read what you wrote. Is there a future blog post with in those words? An idea for a new project?
Oftentimes, you will have enough for a couple of blog posts, or multiple new projects.
The great thing about Freewriting and Journaling in general: You can always revisit an entry and add to it. It’s also great to look back on your writings and see what has changed in your life because of your writing.
If you are stuck for some great business ideas or what to blog about it, try Freewriting.
You never know what you may unleash!
Have you used Freewriting in your business? Has it helped?