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Theme: Quotes from Authors and Bookish People about Writing

April is well on it’s way, and I’m beginning to feel a little crazy already– my head buzzing with all the posts I’ve read so far. Great job, AZers!

Today, we talk about Freewriting:

Free writing is a prewriting technique in
which a person writes continuously for a set period of time without regard to
spelling, grammar, or topic. It produces raw, often unusable material, but
helps writers overcome blocks of apathy and self-criticism. It is used mainly
by prose writers and writing teachers. Some writers use the technique to collect
initial thoughts and ideas on a topic, often as a preliminary to formal
writing. Free writing is not the same as automatic writing.

Unlike brainstorming where ideas are simply
listed, in freewriting one writes sentences to form a paragraph about whatever
comes to mind
.” ~Wikipedia

 Here are the writing quotes for today:

Don’t over edit. Don’t second-guess yourself, or your ideas. Just
write. Write every day, and keep at it. It’s all
about persistence and passion. And have fun with it. Don’t forget to
have fun
.” 


Heather Grace Stewart

In quickness is truth. The more swiftly you write, the more honest you
are. In hesitation is thought. In delay comes the effort for a style,
instead of leaping upon truth which is the only style worth deadfalling
or tiger-trapping
.” 


Ray Bradbury
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Have you every done Freewriting?  When did you first use it ? Has it helped you?

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her forthcoming literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and will be published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2023.

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