Free writing

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Writing exercises are a compulsory part of my current studies. With each Module we are instructed to do an exercise of Wild Writing which requires a set period of time of putting my head down and writing. I have chosen to do these exercises with a pen and not a word processor. My fingers are getting a good work out!

The ECU Unit refers to Goldberg‘s rules for writing practice:

1. Keep your hand moving

2. Lose control

3. Be specific

4. Don’t think

5. Don’t think about punctuation, grammar, spelling etc.

6. Feel free to write junk (don’t be judgmental)

7. Go for the jugular.

Ferguson Valley 001 (Copy)

I did a Google search and came up with a similar list (below) on Wikipedia

Here are the essential rules that are often formulated for the beginners or students, often a paraphrase of Natalie Goldberg’s “Rules for Free Writing,” often referred as Natalie…

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