It's 2 am and you're sitting at your desk, no ideas and no thoughts. The cup of coffee to your side is sixth. But still, same blank sheet of paper from an hour ago taunts you, there is nothing to show for your effort but a back cramp and a feeling of inferiority.
We've all faced it. The loss of ideas and lack of drive. When we are left wondering why we can't seem to find right words.
Perhaps what you need is to simply forget about structure and finding right words.
Why not take a break from tedium and freewrite?
The Benefits of Freewriting.
"If writing was dinner, then freewriting would have to be dessert."
It only takes a few minutes a day, but there are many benefits to be gleaned from freewriting exercises.
Freewriting promotes activity. It keeps writer sharp and in control of his writings. Practicing freewriting everyday is one of best preventions against writer's block and boredom in writing process.
Freewriting allows you to stop thinking and make mistakes without judgement. When you freewrite, you allow yourself to be a little kid, able to misspell and be imperfect.
Freewriting gives us freedom to be ourselves with all our faults. As authors, above all else we need freedom. Freedom to write as we please. Sometimes we even need freedom from ourselves. Freewriting allows us to gain that. It allows us to detach from our worries and our mistakes, from our problems and from our concerns. All that is left is words, with all their imperfections.
Freewriting is a good form of brainstorming. When you freewrite, you are actually performing a type of brainstorming. Freewriting can kickstart mental process and bring new ideas and new concepts to forefront. It brings new life to a tired mind that has focused so much on a topic that it clams up and can no longer create new ideas on that topic.