Free-writing toward the Light
For years I have relied on free-writing exercises to show my students their own light. Free-writing opens the writer to all the buzzing life they carry inside themselves in the form of memories, wishes, dreams, regrets, insights– and stories, stories, stories. And for your college essay, you need stories.
I start all my Essay Intensive students on their college essay process with free-writing. When students respond to prompts without any self-censorship or self-criticism, in their flow, they can let their minds be as wild, creative, and deep as they naturally are (yay, sweet relief!)! And what they generate is often surprising and, ace of aces, not boring!
Any writer is capable of pulling up material from the abyss of the self, and the resources there cannot be exhausted. You inner world is full of riches that you can use for practical ends and to meet your writing goals. Much better than bitcoin, whatever that really is.
Here’s a piece I recently wrote for TeenLife Mag that tells you exactly how you can use free-writing to rock your college essay– or any meaningful introspective task. It solves any number of problems. Any of this sound like you?: “Are you stuck on your college essay draft? Or don’t even know where to start? Are you sure that you have nothing of interest to say? Bogged down by wordiness and obfuscations? Or are you trying to write too many essays at once?
Free-writing has the cure for what ails you. Here’s why and how to do it, and some prompts to get you started.” Read more.
Want to share your free-writing with nosy people? Oh, good!
Your kindergarten teacher probably said “sharing is caring.” And while that rhyme has the gag factor, it’s also true. At Essay Intensive, we care a lot about what you find when you look inside yourself unfiltered. We’re also nosy in the way a writer is obligated to be, and have a good eye for sentences and ideas that could lead you somewhere profound.
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