Do you use a freewrite to spark ideas?

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  1. Anna Haven profile image78
    Anna Havenposted 8 years ago

    Do you use a freewrite to spark ideas?

    I like using freewrites from a keyword for both poetry and fiction, does anyone else like this method or prefer another way?

  2. Ericdierker profile image58
    Ericdierkerposted 8 years ago

    I did not get it. Do you mean that for ideas in poetry, they originate from a technical program? And they eminate off of Keywords?

    If I read you right --- yes I get inspiration from life not machines.

    1. Anna Haven profile image78
      Anna Havenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi I appreciate your answer, thankyou.  It is as you said from real life, it is just a means to allow your idea to expand.

  3. wqaindia profile image38
    wqaindiaposted 8 years ago

    I write whatever comes to my mind instantly. I don't like preparing and writing a tailor made reply. Whatever you speak or write must come from within your heart.

    1. shivanchirakkal10 profile image58
      shivanchirakkal10posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you. Every writing should be from within your heart. Then only your writing will get its perfection.

    2. Anna Haven profile image78
      Anna Havenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I take the idea that comes to mind then write blind from it to see what flows. I totally agree everything you write must be straight from the heart, or everyone will know!  Thankyou for answering and your time.

  4. Diana Lee profile image82
    Diana Leeposted 8 years ago

    If you mean to just write what comes to mind until you spark an idea, I've tried this method, but not by starting with a specific keyword. I just write and see where it ends up. I've wrote plenty of fan fiction with nothing more than a starting thought. Poetry comes to me the same way.  I really wish I could develop my fiction stories this easy.

    1. Anna Haven profile image78
      Anna Havenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hiya, I have the idea in my idea, i.e.  lonely girl, red sunset etc. Then I write from that thought anything that comes to me, which is usually really diverse but it is interesting the things that come up. Thankyou for your answer and your time.

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    Joanne M Olivieriposted 8 years ago

    For me, I write whatever comes to mind.  I really don't think about keywords, especially when writing poetry.

    1. Anna Haven profile image78
      Anna Havenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Joanne thankyou very much  for answering, I probably shouldn't have used the phrase keyword.  What I meant was I use the idea that has came to me and using it as a prompt,  let it run free to see what it turns into.

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    WhydThatHappenposted 8 years ago

    Sometimes, like the way you might break in a horse. It starts out wild and out of control, but as I get a feel for the turns it takes I tame it into a direction I want it to go.

    1. Ericdierker profile image58
      Ericdierkerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Really? I have never heard a cowboy speak such. Are you? or is it just methaphysics?

    2. Anna Haven profile image78
      Anna Havenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is so  true, freewrites are wild and out of control! Thankyou for answering smile

  7. Jlbowden profile image87
    Jlbowdenposted 8 years ago

    I am not really too familiar with free writes that you are referring to. But when I compose either a fiction, or non-fiction story or article. I usually jot down ideas on a sheet of paper from past & present everyday experiences, then build the story from beginning to end.  That is as long as writers block doesn't get the best of me during the writing process.

    1. Anna Haven profile image78
      Anna Havenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thankyou for answering, a freewrite is just an extension of writing down the idea. You start with the inspiration/idea you had for the fiction  then write down anything that comes into your head. It is all a bit random but quite insightful.

    2. Jlbowden profile image87
      Jlbowdenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Anna;

      Anna - Thank you for clarifying free write for me.  So basically when I jot down notes about my writing ideas, I am actually free writing?  This would make a good article for you to write on, if you haven't already.

    3. Anna Haven profile image78
      Anna Havenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I suppose it is just by a different name.  Maybe I could smile Thankyou.

  8. PDXKaraokeGuy profile image90
    PDXKaraokeGuyposted 8 years ago

    Yes. It's a great way to find inspiration.

    1. Anna Haven profile image78
      Anna Havenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for taking the time to read and answer smile

  9. Mhatter99 profile image77
    Mhatter99posted 8 years ago

    No, I do not. I generally use ideas sparked by my fans.

    1. Anna Haven profile image78
      Anna Havenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thankyou for answering, I have no fans so just as well I have freewrites smile

  10. clara kish@yahoo. profile image60
    clara kish@yahoo.posted 8 years ago

    I don't use anything to give me ideas, God often  wakes me up with the idea running through my  head. Although sometimes the idea will come in the daytime , but most of the time at night,I sleep with a tablet and bed right beside me every night. because  I never know when I  will need to write it down, I can't trust my  memory  anymore. I  hope I answered your question. Clara

    1. Anna Haven profile image78
      Anna Havenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thankyou Clara, I have notebooks wherever I go and write down ideas when I think of them but then I like to write from that idea to see what comes out of it , if anything. I would forget too if I didn't write things down.

 
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