[ Journal Entry ]
Here’s how Peter Elbow describes freewriting:
Later, when he discusses writing fast, Elbow talks about doing some summing up at the end of the freewrite. It’s useful, after you’ve done ten minutes of freewriting, to take a moment to ask yourself “So what?” Can I summarize what I’ve been writing about in a sentence or two? What did I learn from having done this writing? What stands out for me.
You’ll find often, but not always, that having written quickly you can now identify what you’ve been writing about, even though you didn’t know when you started out.
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