by Peter Elbow. Freewriting is the easiest way to get words on paper and the best all-around practice in writing that I know. To do a freewriting exercise, simply. Freewriting, a term commonly used by Elbow, coined by Ken Macrorie (who called it free writing), is a process of writing without. Freewriting, a writing strategy developed by Peter Elbow in , is similar to brainstorming but is written in sentence and paragraph form without stopping. Thus.

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The article Freewriting by Peter Elbows states the significance and outcome once a person will practice minute freewriting activity at least thrice a week.

The introduction mentions its other term like automatic writing, babbling, and jabbering exercise. Though he gave a coherent sample product of freewriting activity, he still clarifies that it is still fine if there would be faulty grammar, spelling and incoherent sentences.


A lousy introduction is acceptable in this stage, after all, one can throw it away and make a new introduction during editing. He believes that this skill can be improved by regularly practicing this activity.

The difference of spoken and written language in terms of characteristics and nature were also present in feeewriting article.

It tells how harder and more complicated written language is compare to the latter.


In terms of the stages in writing, Peter Elbows stressed out the importance of following its normal step. Hence, when one is missed, it would make writing terribly difficult. With all honesty, I am fascinated by this kind of pre-writing activity.

As a result, the writer is brainstorming, writing, editing, and revising his work all at once. This is a bad freewriring then, and this makes me realized the essence of Freewriting. Ergo, seeking perfection immediately should have no room in me! This is what the author wanted me to discern.

There is time for everything. Surely his article served as an eye opener for me.


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