Quick! Grab a pen and paper.
Got it? Now distance yourself from every piece of technology in your home (cellphones, laptops, TV, teleportation devices, laser guns, etc). If it’s not deterimental to your health, leave it! I personally suggest that you take a field trip into the backyard or a local park.
Get cozy. Write for fifteen minutes.
The point of this Freewriting exercise is to pull you away from all distractions (twitter, facebook, email, texting, your blog, so on) forcing you to do one thing: Write. Be hard on yourself! Don’t go back into your home or pick up any piece of tech until you’ve written something.
What should you write about? That’s your choice.
Freewrite #11 Goals:
- Get away from technology. (Go in the backyard, park, coffee shop—somewhere!)
- Write for fifteen minutes. (I suggest using a pencil and notepad)
- Don’t censor / edit yourself.
Once you’re done pat yourself on the back. You’ve just done one of the hardest things for a writer to do. If you want to share what you wrote on your blog—FANSTATIC! If not, let me know how this experience helped (or did not help) you in the comments. Good luck!
20 Replies to “Freewrite 11: Disconnect and Write”
Thank you for this assignment.
No problem and I love your response to the prompt!
Thank you. You do inspire me to write.
I am tagging you with a recognition tag:
Thank you for you blog.
I appreciate and enjoy it.
Wow! Thanks 🙂
That something new created out of blue.
Oh, well thanks anyway. It’s definitely something that could pick up steam and become a tag (like the lovely blog tag, book tag and so on).
I am hoping so, because bloggers need recognition.
It just something everyone can do to show love and share it with the bloggers they enjoy.
One Lovely Blog Award is waiting for you here:
Don’t be mad at me…. but I kinda want to give you this ..http://viktoryarch.wordpress.com/2014/09/16/shower-of-the-awards-the-loyalty-award/
I hope it would encourage you today.
Mad? No! I’ll get my posts up for all your lovely awards as soon as I can. 🙂
Take your time.
I am glad you are back.
This is definitely something I need to try. Thanks for sharing!
And, like Vik Tory Arch, I just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award 🙂 Here is the post: http://kaleiyahp.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/one-lovely-blog-award/ I’ve found your writing tips very helpful and look forward to reading more.
Thanks Kaleiyah that’s really thoughtful! Nominated twice?! Wow. I’ll get my posts up as soon as I can 😛
Ack sorry for not commenting for like a month! This sounds good. 🙂 Technology takes me so out of the story. “Hey I forgot this guy’s name, let me go look it up on my Google Document… HEY LOOK TWITTER!!!” 😀
Will definitely be doing this (if I ever get time)
Lol! I find myself doing this too (which is how I came up with this freewrite)! Don’t worry about the commenting since I’ve been a bit busy too and haven’t visited your blog. Sorry 🙁
Y’know, I do believe that I’ll be doing this over this coming weekend- I need to find more time to sit down and actually work on my novel!
*whispers* pssst sorry for being so inactive in commenting on all your lovely blog posts, I’m very behind on reading things oops
Don’t worry about it since I’ve been absent lately too. I hope you find time to write your novel 🙂