Friday, September 2, 2011


If the summer months have led you slightly off-course from your personal writing practice, now is a great time to re-focus.

But how do you get back on track?How do you manage to get back to your creative work?  How do you begin to return to your daily journal entries?

Free Form is a tried and true method to re-connect when you’ve gotten lost, stuck, or temporarily de-railed from your writing or creativity goals.
  • First, find a time that you will be uninterrupted for a brief period.  Set a watch, clock or kitchen timer for 10 – 15 minutes.  Or, if you prefer to write via word count, commit to one typed page, two hand-written pages or approximately 250 words.

  • Free Form writing can be done anytime and anywhere. All you need is your journal or a notebook and a pen.

  • Next, start writing! Write what’s on your mind, what you notice, how your body feels, how you have no idea what to write about. Or write to answer the question, “What’s happening right now?” or “What do I need right now?"

  • Follow this rule: Keep writing. Other than that, there are no rules. Don’t even think about syntax, grammar or punctuation. Creative spelling is encouraged. This does not have to be a finished piece of writing. It is only a starting point.

  • Finally, keep at your Free Form practice for several days in a row.  Like kindling on a campfire, soon the sparks will ignite and in no time you will have a roaring creative fire!
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Take good care,

If you could use some help getting back on track, schedule a GRATIS SAMPLE COACHING SESSION via phone or in person to find out if writing and creativity coaching is for you.

Phone (800) 552-WRITE, that's (800) 552-9748 or write to me at to find out more.
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