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

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

Craft Advice

Freewriting with a Purpose: Get Started and Keep Going

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

Craft Advice