The quickest method in this course is the free-write method. This method focuses more on unblocking the mind than it does creating a new idea, so if other methods aren't working, this may be the new direction to take
Lesson Four: Free-Write
Sometimes, our subconscious minds are so junked up that they
cannot spit up new ideas. They’re there,
somewhere impossible to reach. The problem is reaching them. We want to write,
but it almost hurts to find that place we used to go. The solution is easy. All
you need is a paper and pen (or a word processor) and twenty minutes of time that
will not be interrupted.
comfortably and open your medium. No one may interrupt you. Your thoughts must
be free to flow. If this requires incense, soft music, or white noise, go for
it. Just make sure they’re continuous so you don’t have to stop mid-session
to skip a song or light a new stick.
a thought that crosses your mind, even if it’s “this is never going to
work. Ugh!” Do not censor anything. Do not erase. Do not worry about grammar
or spelling. Do not use proper punctuation. Get every thought on paper. Each
sentence might take you to ten more. Keep writing. If your hand begins to hurt
too much to write, use the other one.
twenty minutes have passed, you should feel a little cleaned out in a way.
You might feel mentally drained. You might want to curl up and sleep. You
might just want to sit and drool. The important thing is that your
thoughts have been vomited onto this paper or computer screen and shouldn’t
impede your creativity.
Walk the dog, eat a piece of fruit, take a nap, or just enjoy drooling all
over yourself. You deserve it.
write. Thoughts and ideas should come much easier now. If not, you may
need to start another session or try another method.