how not to lose your mind when faced with a blank screen and blinking cursor, or, the benefits of free writes


If you write, it’s happened to you. It’s pretty much happening to me right now.

But it’s not the end of the world.

There’s a great way to bust though the “I don’t know what to write about” rut: Free writes!

Are you having flashbacks to creative writing class?

It’s okay, I’ll give you a moment to process…

Seriously though, free writes are great for getting your brain moving because you can write anything you want, even if it’s just a completely random, stream-of-consciousness run-on sentence riddled with typos.

Just set a timer for ten minutes and type! It can be as weird or dumb as it needs to be. Don’t judge yourself or try to keep up with correcting mistakes. Just type until the timer stops. It clears your head and then you’ll be ready to work on your manuscript or whatever you’re working on.



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