- Read it all.
- Underline phrases/words that stand out as interesting.
- Choose one line to start the first draft.
- Write the first draft, incorporating the bits you liked from the freewriting, if they work. Sometimes they don't, and the piece takes on a whole new life. That's ok.
- When you feel comfortable with the first draft, share it with a reader you trust for comments and suggestions.
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Writing Exercise Part Four
If you followed all the previous prompts, you have a lot of writing. Here's how I approach a large chunk of freewriting: