Free Flow Writing is a technique used when a person writes continuously without dedicating any time towards checking if the work has any spelling, grammar, or other mistakes. A complete disregard of the rules takes place to create a freedom of thoughts. The technique is normally used by teachers or writers in order to jog down their thoughts and ideas. The same applies when everyone works in a group brainstorming a project.
A predetermined time is also placed which normally lasts for 5-10 minutes. Free blogging is also another term that works similarly with free-flowing. In this technique the writer blogs non-stop on a regular basis writing anything that comes to mind.
If you are an aspiring writer or wish to practice writing, this can certainly benefit the process. It exercises the brain from producing random, novel thoughts and the originality of these beliefs, is what makes the work stand out.
Once the time is up, the writer can start reading their own work, and mark the parts that contain phrases and ideas worth keeping.
Natalie Goldberg’s “Rules for free writing,” Louise Dunlap, Jack Kerouac, Peter Elbow and many more writing teachers have all discussed this technique. If you want to take your skill in writing seriously, read more on these people and try using their methods.
Written by Jeyran Main