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Free Write

I’ve been sitting here for the past hour trying to figure out what to blog for today. I’ve decided that I’m going throw caution into the wind and do some free writing. The below words are unknown to me at this point and I have no idea what is going to come onto the page within the next few minutes. I figure the words I put down may be interesting but may be boring. I’d love to know what you guys think, even if it’s crap! 🙂


Anger corsed through my veins. My fists were clenched and my teeth pushed up against one another to the point of my gums going numb. The glass before my eyes was clear and showed me the world outside the operating room where I was barred from entering. I had gone through the halls of Mercy Medical plenty of times but since my last outbreak more than three years ago, I was unofficially admitted permanently.

Click here to see what my brain produced!


Writing Exercise


Back in January I posted a writing excercise to help get people’s writing juices flowing. Back in high school and college, we frequently used ‘jump starts’ to get some free writing done. It’s a nice way to jump start because you just make things up as you go and don’t worry about spelling, grammar or anything else. That’s what free writing is all about.

Here is a sentence to get the ball rolling. I’d love if you could post your work in the comments for everyone to see. I may post some of them on here!

“The day I saw him hold her hand was a day I would never forget.”

Free Writing Perspective


Sometimes when thinking about writing in general, odd things will pop into my head. One such thing was me remembering my writing classes I took back in high school. We did many writing exercises that included free writing. One of the shorts I came out with was a memoir based on one of my favorite TV shows, Sliders. It was just a bunch of stuff describing the show’s plot and all based on the main charactar.

This thought process led me to realize that all my free writing and journal writing has been first-person. I don’t know why I do this but almost all my stories in my journal begin with “I” within the first or second sentence. Is this common? Is your journal writing first person? I’m curious to know.

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