People often ask me what they can use free-writing for. In my experience, it’s great for every kind of personal or professional writing imaginable – for the first draft at least.
This week, I brainstormed 20 ways you can use free-writing now, even if you don’t consider yourself a writer. Best of all, free-writing is a great way to just. get. started.
Check all the ways you see free-writing as useful for you now. This will help you to identify how you can use writing now to enjoy your life and creativity more.
1. Get that shaggy first book draft on paper.
2. Brainstorm a list of blog articles.
3. Write drafts of those blog articles.
4. Get all your inner critic’s objections out on paper.
5. Have fun playing in a new genre.
6. Revisit a memory and write a new version of it.
7. Write letters to loved ones, both living and dead.
8. Make resolutions for how you want to grow.
9. List chores that need to be done.
10. Write a vision for your ideal day.
11. Rant about something that has been bothering you.
12. Sort out strategies for your work.
13. Vent about what you loathe.
14. Savor what you adore.
15. Write chapters of your book.
16. Write stories about things that you’ve experienced.
17. Write a vision of things you want to experience.
18. Write a letter to yourself, reminding you of all the great things you do.
19. Write a letter from your champion, encouraging your writing efforts.
20. Anything that comes up…Flingers love being surprised by their own pen!
These are just a few ways my Free-Write Fling students use the month of focused writing. In community, they discover so much about their best writing practices, their subject matter and their truest, most authentic selves.
We start in just a few days! We’re rallying in October in the Fling Zone for the final FWF of the year. If you have any of these or other reasons to write, this is a great way to get into the groove. Join us.
Don’t just believe me – here’s what a couple of Flingers raved about this class:
“What a fantastic month of writing! Despite having a giant month of action I kept writing through it all – and it kept me (somewhat) sane. Thank you so very much for holding this space, for your TLC and encouragement, and for your always-refreshing candor. You rock the Free-Write Zone!” – Frances Clements Fawcett
“It feels like bliss to be in the FWF. The format, freedom and the gentle, validating guidance that you provide, Cynthia, helps me to open and become less full of self-judgment and doubt. It’s an atmosphere unlike any other I’ve encountered in the online courses in which I’ve participated. Merci beaucoup, Cynthia!” - Rosanne
This is only a little drop of the love that Flingers feel from our writing month together. Join us now.