The Amazing Benefits of Freewriting
One way or the other, every writer has somewhere faced the situation where he is sitting at his
desk, with his notepad or laptop open and surprisingly, he has nothing to write. The person, who
was madly famous among his family and friends for his amazing writing skills, is now just like
the rest of the other people who have nothing to write.
The loss of ideas, the lack of drive when you want to express yourself, and the list goes on. Only
a writer can know about the things going on around his head and it is undeniably a dreadful place
without the existence of words, just like a fairytale without colors. Freewriting and brainstorming
come side by side, but the major difference between the two is that brainstorming can be
accomplished verbally as well, whereas, freewriting is different.
According to a few famous writers, ‘If Writing is Dinner, then Freewriting is the Dessert!’
This phrase clearly describes the significance of this activity as it is not confined to one specific
area, because you have the freedom to elaborate and to write whatever you want, without the fear
of being judged. If you are one of the unfortunate people who have simply nothing to write, then
the best way to break free from the prison of a writer’s block is to get a fine pen and to start
writing without pause.
The choice is yours and the sky is the limit, which means that you can write about just anything
or everything, without making sense, intellectual or dumb, it’s entirely up to you. Not only for
the writer’s block, it is also beneficial for the daily writers, as they need new ideas and thoughts
every single day and it becomes difficult for one to produce original ideas on a daily basis,
without pause. You will be able to discover aspects that you never knew existed, because when
you write without limitations, you become aware of the knowledge that you had somewhere deep
within you, but never had the power to form into words.
As they say, ‘You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf.’ Similarly, when you learn to
convert your thoughts into words, you will notice an unimaginable difference in your thought
process. Furthermore, it is often said and heard that the mind of the writer is a universe full of
thoughts and secrets, which is absolutely true. Even if there is a barrier in between you and your
words, only you possess the power to eliminate that obstacle and let your words run wild. Grab
anything that you are comfortable with, a notebook, a journal, a rollerball pen or a fountain pen,
or a laptop, and start typing or writing whatever there is.
The first step is always difficult, but once you get accustomed to this practice, your words will
stay by your side. According to some experts, it is extremely helpful if you write using a pen and
paper because you remember the things you write by hand.