Write It Like It Is: The Art of Freewriting with a Purpose
If you’ve ever wanted to write without editing, censoring, or judging, this is your chance. Freewriting is a highly effective technique to get words on a page for the first time or to work out thorny problems in an ongoing project. No worries about publication or perfection. Freewriting not only fuels creative energy but is also a powerful way to inform craft, whether you write (or want to write) fiction or nonfiction. In a fun, critique-free atmosphere, we’ll discuss the principles of freewriting, drawing from the work of Natalie Goldberg, Steve Almond, Brenda Ueland, and Peter Elbow as well as from the instructor's Write It Like It Is workshops. Participants will do several freewrites in response to prompts. Sharing is optional but encouraged. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, you'll learn practical tools for continuing the process at home. Bring pens, a notebook, and the willingness to take a risk.
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