This exercise is the kind of thing that can be done anywhere — and is possibly best done in places you don’t usually frequent. The example below is taken from my current novel-in-progress.
In this exercise, you imagine that you are a river flowing through space and time — passing places, people, events. And as you pass these objects, you imagine the circumstances beyond what you actually see,
This exercise needs a little peace and quiet, and I recommend around 25 minutes for it to be effective. It uses the techniques of free-writing, but starts from an entirely different position.
Free writing is often thought to be writing that is free of constraints; to free-write is to Write without Worrying—without worrying about being neat, right or correct in grammar.
In a research project conducted by Arvon, researchers at the University of Exeter and Open University (UK) have found that teachers who write themselves can boost
Perhaps the most frustrating challenge for the English teacher in a high school classroom lies in the great difficulty students have in finding ideas to write
In a recent facebook post, a member of the ETAWA group posted the following question (30 May, 19:56):
I want to talk about habitat, because, when we think about writing as an activity, as a pursuit with purpose, we need to think about how it comes to be and how it passes beyond.
In this short video, Kevin demonstrates where the power of free writing can lead when used as a daily habit. Do this one every day for a week.