The coolest thing happens in my writing classes. People sign up so they can get some writing done. But a bonus of the class is that they discover so much more about who they are, what they care about and why they want to write in the first place.
No matter what you are writing, you need to know the underpinnings of your words. What are your values? What do you deeply care about?
What matters most to you? With free-writing, you access things you didn’t realize about yourself. You become more YOU, and you come to love the sense of surprise and discovery that free-writing gives you.
Sometimes this freaks people out. We don’t want to know more about ourselves. We know enough already, for goodness’ sake. But free-writing has a magical way of showing us more, showing the truth of us, pointing us in the direction of our true north.
Aren’t you curious about yourself?
Prompt: If I knew more about myself…
This is part of a 30-day series focused on how free-writing can change your life. Start from the beginning here.