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Readings for Writers: Pick of the Week 2/13/15

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Every few weeks, a member of the Grub community recommends a book they find helpful or inspirational from a craft perspective. This week, Grub Instructor Debbie Sosin recommends one of her favorite books. 

February 13, 2015 | Deborah Sosin

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Freewriting with a Purpose: Get Started and Keep Going

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By Deborah Sosin

Write about your feet. Go. Ten minutes. Hairy toe knuckles, fallen arches, that painful bunion. Ugly, smelly, too big, too small. The pedicure gone wrong. The foot-fetishist boyfriend. Whatever comes to mind. Just keep the pen moving.

That’s freewriting in a nutshell. Writing without stopping—no censoring, editing, or judging. No need to fix spelling, punctuation, or grammar. No need for perfection. Simply putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) is a great way to bypass resistance, procrastination, and self-criticism.

October 7, 2013 | Deborah Sosin

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