Insecure Writer’s Support Group: Freewrite Time

This is my monthly post as part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, a great group of supportive writers, helping one another through our writing ups-and-downs.

There is also a great Facebook Community for more daily connection!  More posts from the group are tagged on Twitter at #IWSG, and be sure to check out the Twitter account and the new Instagram as well!

I’ve been doing a lot more reading than writing of late…. Reading and yarn-play. But I am starting to think about my writing again in earnest. Thinking about what kind of writing I most want to do, what medium I want to use (I’ve been really thinking about returning to pen-and-paper writing for a while, especially as I’m easing myself back into it), and what my writing goals are.  I’ve signed up for Camp NaNo in April, with the goal of writing 25k words of any sort. Just writing. It will mostly be free-write, I’m sure, but a month of spending just a little time each day free-writing, might help to spark something.

To help me get started I’ve been looking some at various free-write exercises I’ve acquired through the years. My favorite, the one I tend to go back to again and again, is to write with the start: “I remember….” I tend to write off of that until I start to run out of something to say and start the next sentence with “I remember….” Sometimes I mix it up by using “I don’t remember….” That prompt has led me to some fun and interesting stories!

What are your favorite writing prompts? Do you have a go-to-source for free-write prompts?

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6 thoughts on “Insecure Writer’s Support Group: Freewrite Time

  1. I’m writing a non-fiction book so am not good in the fiction area, although I see tons of folks on my friends’ list here responding to prompts numerous times a week. Someone called something like Cee or Cee’s Photography seems to compile lists of them, and sonofabeach takes part in various photo prompts that might be of interest to you for writing. Good luck finding ones that are fun and helpful.

    I just have to keep writing–that’s the phase I’m in, of do it or don’t, so I just write what I can each day on my book about tarot from the perspective of me having been dead a few times and having the majority of my friends and clients be multiples/DID folks. It’s pretty interesting from some perspectives, but I just have to keep getting on with putting it on the computer instead of just on scraps of paper–good luck to all!

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    1. Sometimes the freewriting helps the non-fiction as well – I DEFINITELY used it when I was working on my thesis! Thanks for the suggestions, I’ll take a look and see what I can find! Photo-prompts can be awesome!

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    1. I used to have tons of ideas, but even then getting into the actual writing of them – figuring out how to start or what I really wanted to say, could sometimes prove a challenge.

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