PAGE 1: Free Writing Exercise: Books, Articles, Blog Posts
PAGE 2: What is Free-Writing?
PAGE 3: Free-Writing Exercise: Get Started
PAGE 4: A Short Guide to Writing a Book, Article (3 Steps)
PAGE 5: Important: Do NOT Stop Writing!


Hello, WA fam!

This training will be short, yet to the point.

It's been a while since I created my last two training tutorials!

If you remember, I try to create tutorials as soon as I learn about something so this is what I decided to do this time too.


This time, I decided to share a free-writing practice that is effective if you write your books (but also articles and/or serious blog posts).


We, as bloggers and/or book writers, are involved a lot in writing process, so this technique will help you unleash your creativity.

Not only that but sometimes after writing an unusually large amount of blog posts you may come to a point that is usually called "writer's block".

If you are experiencing challenges in writing new content for your blog, you try this exercise.

It works for me and I truly hope it will work for you too!


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MichalB Premium
I actually did the free writing - I guess twice already. But I kept writing only about 3-5minutes.

Thanks to your training Zarina, I will continue to do so more often and much longer.
But it is a great to know that i was on the tight track ;)

Thanks again
Mike
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tommo1968 Premium
Nice bit of training Zarina, I bet you could use this to write about a topic for your next post. Just go crazy fast for 20 mins and see what comes out of it, then re-focus and format, fill in any blanks and I'm sure you would have something useful to use.

I might just give it a try.

What I have been doing lately is as i drive to work I switch on google listening and start to dictate to to google docs on my phone. Its hands free sitting on the dashboard I'm just talking away to it.

For a twenty minute drive I can sometimes get 1000 words out. It still needs a bit of formatting and deciphering what google has written down "she goes off the tangent now and again" but it has helped me get more content down recently.
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Zarina Premium
I am more of a text-person but what you do is a very wise use of time!! Very rarely (usually before sleep) I get some genius ideas so in order not to wake myself up too much I'd just use the dictation :))

In any case, it's a great exercise for sure, give it a try and let me know how it worked out for ya!
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SWagner2 Premium
Thanks for posting this! I tried the exercise yesterday and it really did help to get the writing motivation going. Then my seriously ill sister called me and the writing goals went off the rails for the day. Oh well, today is another day, and with it more opportunity to write.
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Zarina Premium
Glad I could help :)
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jivitaa339 Premium
Thanks Zarina for sharing, very useful training, never tried free writing but definitely will give a try:)
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Zarina Premium
Glad you found it useful Shubhaangi :) Let me know how it works out for ya!
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jivitaa339 Premium
for sure Zarina:)
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Zarina Premium
:)
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ValerieJoy Premium
Hi Zarina,
Thanks for this training. I don't need it now but will bookmark for later! Hopefully I won't need it.
Early this month I had mammoth bout of writer's block. It went on and on. It seemed I would never write again.
Anyway, I've got it together and long may it last.

I like you new Username. So easy to remember :)
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Zarina Premium
I totally use this strategy on a regular basis.

Sometimes I would just keep writing and writing about anything (even if it's my name and my last name and whatever surrounds me that I describe) - it's a pretty powerful way to get that "writing vibe".

And many people confirmed that it's a lot easier to remember my username now + adds a personal touch to it :)

Thank you for stopping by, Valerie!
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ValerieJoy Premium
My pleasure, Zarina.
And thank you for your feedback on the writing strategy :)
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Zarina Premium
Always happy to share with the community :)
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Megachile Premium
Thanks for sharing this really powerful technique Zarina. It works really well in combination with the Pomodoro technique (which I wrote about on my blog the other week).

The need to take consistent action is frequently emphasized, but there are not so many people sharing effective techniques to overcome the obstacles that so often prevent us from doing so.Thank you for taking the time to share this with us.
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Zarina Premium
I realize that not many people will actually give it a try but I like sharing my knowledge and whoever finds it useful, then I am happy :)

It's pretty powerful though - when I go through writer's block moments, I just take my personal notebook and keep writing and writing. Doesn't even have to be on topic or anything but rather feel that writing "vibe".

Thanks for stopping by, Jon :)
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randbrose Premium
Thanks for the training. Writing can be fun, but is very challenging at times. I have been told by a number of people I write well and should pursue it further. Writing blogs has helped, but when I got this writer's block I was completely frustrated. I started a blog on a review and just froze. I will definitely use this exercise to see if it reignites my creative thoughts.
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Zarina Premium
Please do let me know if this helped! It does work for me and probably the reason is because you turn off our "filter" and so we let the juices flow , which in turn gets rid of writer blocks. But would love to hear if it worked for you too, Ronald :)
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XavierPerez1 Premium
Awesome tutorial. This will come in handy now that I am having to rebuild my site. It also allows me to really fortify my content. Thank you so very much.
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Zarina Premium
Glad I could help Xavier! Let me know how that works out for you.
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JanetK1 Premium
What an interesting way to locate what you want to write about after reading on copious topics. Great!
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Zarina Premium
Definitely, Janet! Take advantage of that :)
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bpais1 Premium
I haven't thought about free writing since college. But, it is a very effective way to generate ideas and get back on track with writing original and creative content!

I'm glad you jogged my memory, Zarina! I am definitely going to put this process into play because lately I've been looking for some unique subjects to discuss in my posts.

Thanks,

Jim
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Zarina Premium
Sorry for such a delay with response, Jim!

I am glad I could help :) How's that free-writing technique been working out for ya since?
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bpais1 Premium
Hi Zarina,

I love free writing! Plus, I use a fish bone technique to organize and prioritize my "free writing" thoughts.

I'm sure that, together, they help me to be more original and creative in my website posts.

Thanks, for asking...

Jim
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Zarina Premium
That's great to hear Jim, awesome! Keep up the good work :)
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Cindyda1 Premium
Thanks for this training, I've known of this suggestion to help clear writers block but never actually sat down and tried it. I am going to do so now!
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Zarina Premium
Hi Cindy, sorry it took me so long to respond. I am glad I could help! How's that been working out for ya?
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DGonzales1 Premium
Sounds good...
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Zarina Premium
Cool.
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laurenjean Premium
What fun! Thanks Zarina! Reminds me of Julia Cameron's Morning Pages in the Artists Way. Thanks for this reminder. Definitely a powerful practice to incorporate back into my daily routine.
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Zarina Premium
Np, Lauren! I just thought about this tutorial and realized there are so many unanswered comments here lol. I think I will even share this tutorial with our SWAG team!
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Kickbacked Premium
Nice Post, am in the learning process of writing blogs, doing research on web site building topics etc........so much to learn! Tim
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Zarina Premium
Actually that's what I love about working online - there is so much to learn and space to grow :)
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bernierosa Premium
Thanks for your post. English is not my first language. That's wht I need to improve on my writing for blogging posts. Your tips will definitely benefit all newbie bloggers like me. bernierosa
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Zarina Premium
Np!
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jtaienao Premium
Hi Zarina,
Thank you for sharing this tutorial. I definitely can use your helpful writing tips.
Jerome
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Zarina Premium
Np at all Jerome! How these worked out for ya? (Just realized it's been a while since you commented).
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jtaienao Premium
Hi Zarina,
I actually followed through with the exercises. At first I didn’t do really well with my timing goals but as I did it more, I found that my writings started to flow more freely. Thanks again for sharing this tutorial.
Jerome
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Zarina Premium
Wohooo! Sounds great! Glad you actually took action with it and that it worked for you. Awesome news.
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kenway Premium
Thanks I am not a good writer at all hopefully this will help me get started on my first website
Wayne
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Zarina Premium
Hey Wayne, this should definitely help. Did you try this technique already?
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DarleneB Premium
Thanks for the tips. I'm going to give it a try
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Zarina Premium
Happy to help! Let me know if it worked for ya Darlene :)
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Greg967 Premium
Excellent tips. I will try and let you know how works for me!
Thanks, Zarina!
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Zarina Premium
Hey Greg! Just checked this tutorial's comments - I see that you commented 10 months ago. Did this technique work for you??
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GomMagtibay Premium
I have liked the green button. You deserve it with your excellent training here. Kudos! =)
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Zarina Premium
Blushing! :)) Thank you!!
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DeniseOlsen5 Premium
Some good thoughts on how to write! I can always use that!
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Zarina Premium
Hi Denise! I wonder if this free-writing exercises helped you!?
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ObiSeanKenob Premium
You know, I wasn't going to click the "like" button... But... I do like a cute cartoon character... and he just so happens to be holding the like button... Hmm... Better click that like button after all...

Haha just playing, I know it's hard to tell through text sometimes... Anyways, great information. Thank you for sharing this with me. I am happy I decided to check it out. Hopefully this will help me get over that writer's block I've been having... I am going to give it a whirl right now.
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Zarina Premium
Haha Sean :)) You made me smile!
Sorry to get back so late - notifications for my tutorials were off, and I just checked this tutorial's comments!
Now, tell me something - did this free-writing exercise end up helping you?? :)
Cheers,
Zarina
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TGrisaft Premium
Nice training and definitely some good thoughts on how to write.
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Zarina Premium
Happy to help!
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Zarina, thank you, this is really helpful as I have enough written info to try sometime in the future to put it all together into ebooks.
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Zarina Premium
Definitely consider this - I found it helpful. Let me know if it worked out for you too!
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Lbath5 Premium
Thank you for a creative way to be creative!
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Zarina Premium
Happy to share my knowledge :))
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LLiu Premium
Zarina hi!

This was very good and I appreciate you sharing this training with all of us here at WA.
It really helps to give a person a better perspective when writing...
Thank you and keep the good work up.
I look forward to your next tutorial.

Linda :)
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Zarina Premium
Hi Linda,
As usual, it's great to see you :)

Honestly, when people give me such good feedback and don't hold back with kind words, it just wants me to contribute more and more! It's my absolute pleasure, Linda, I am glad you like it!!

I hope all is well with you! I will see you around :)
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startouched Premium
Great training!! I am going to put this into practice!!! Thanks for sharing!
-Kathy
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Zarina Premium
Hi Kathy,
You are most welcome! I know for a fact that it works! Even if you have no ideas, write about how you don't have any ideas (ha-ha). I'm serious though!
Also, it is nice to meet you - I am following you back!
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Dinh Premium
thanks for sharing!
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Zarina Premium
Hey, Dinh! Good to see you as usual! :)
How've you been?
And it's my pleasure! You know I love sharing useful stuff - and I hope that you find this free-writing process useful for real!
Chat soon,
Z
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westho Premium
thanks--I forgot about this--I know it works--I better do it!
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Zarina Premium
Hi Walter,
It's been a while since I last saw you! How's life and progress at WA?
And it's a great technique, isn't it!? Creative juices keep flowing then!!
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MPollock Premium
Great post and tips. Thanks dear
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Zarina Premium
Hi Mike, how are you?
Thank you - I am really happy to hear you enjoyed the training! It really is a great writing technique - excellent in activating the creative side.
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MPollock Premium
This training and prctice will help me out alot dear.
hope everything is good on your end.
Have a great day.
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Zarina Premium
I am really to hear about that, Mike!
I am very good, thank you for asking! Will share my progress within WA sometime soon :)
Cheers,
Zarina
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Sterl Premium
This is so simple, sometimes I think myself out if completing a task - this practice has so many applications. Great job Zarina!!
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Zarina Premium
Hello, my friend!!
Honestly, this practice is great for bringing out the creative side or even breaking the writer's block! I do it when I am within the SPS community and I like to do that before I start writing my articles :) Great source of inspiration must I say.
Thank you for stopping by - good to see you around!
How are you doing with the lessons so far??
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EFors Premium
Seems interesting! Thank you, I have bookmarked it. :))
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Zarina Premium
Hi Elma, good to see you! How've you been? :))
I definitely recommend this technique! Sometimes when I feel stuck, I just take a pen and a paper and simply just write ANYTHING. Then throughout the writing, some ideas start popping in and the writer's block is removed :) Try it!
I am excited to hear if it worked on you!
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Ultimateless Premium
Good ideas!!!
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Zarina Premium
Hi, Michael, good to see you again! How are ya?
This technique for sure does help to activate the creative side - works amazingly well when writing serious stuff :)
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Ultimateless Premium
I am still working towards serious stuff...comical at the moment!
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Zarina Premium
Patience and time, Michael :) and a bit of practice will make it perfect!
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jokoss Premium
Thanks, very useful
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Zarina Premium
My pleasure to be helpful!
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AlexEvans Premium
This is very helpful thank you very much.
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Zarina Premium
Hey Alexander, how you doing?
Thank you for stopping by - always happy to help! This technique works very well actually - somehow it activates the creative side in people (or at least in me).
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johnwnewman Premium
Great idea!
Thanks :-)
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Zarina Premium
Hey John!
Great to see you as usual :) How are you?
And thanks, I am happy to be helpful! It really is useful creating a tutorial right after I learn about something or follow the idea of creating a tutorial based on something I know. Those lovely "sparks"! :D
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johnwnewman Premium
I am great thanks Zarina!
And you are on the right track... learn, then teach! :-)
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Zarina Premium
Thank you! :) that's what I love doing - learning and then sharing my knowledge right away while it's "fresh"!
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