Often we don’t do something because we don’t know how to choose or what to write. We either have too many ideas or don’t think we have any.
But I assert that we DO know what to write or create. We might just be afraid of it. Sometimes we let all of our ideas confuse us. With so many choices, we are often immobilized. We surrender our power to create when we let creative abundance stop us.
What I have seen for myself and my clients is that writing doesn’t happen in the mind beforehand. Writing happens in the process of putting words on the page. We begin with a seed and let the ink grow our idea into a fully formed piece.
This is why free-writing is such a powerful tool for all and any kinds of writing. Using your idea as a prompt, you can write freely all the thoughts that you both knew and didn’t know were inside you.
If you’re in the position these days of not knowing what to write, or which idea to choose from, try this. Set the timer for 10 minutes and free-write using this prompt: Now, I want to write….
Here’s to your writing flowing freely! There’s still time to join us today in the Free-Write Fling classroom. It’s such a joy to write this way in community and we’d love to have you. Register here.