Free Writing

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
One technique writers use to generate ideas for stories is free writing, where one simply writes whatever comes to their mind without stopping, and eventually ideas will begin to form. A very good technique. Here is a very short piece of free writing I did, with emerging themes of the unconscious, and allowing.

Submitted: March 21, 2014

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Free Writing

 

Check it out y’all, got some kick ass free writing here. Dope as fuck, potent as powders, sick as a dog.

 

I felt the muse a blowin' and wanted to bust out some schriftliche wisdom and awesomeness, so I edited the opening of a book I wanna write, although the idea is totally komisch.

 

Anyway, I wanna write a story but I've no ideas, so here we are in free writing, on our small wooden raft, exploring the vast and empty ocean of ideas.

 

Or so it seems. This vast ocean seems empty, we can look around, and see the blue water extend to the horizon in all directions, the sky dark and full of stars. Where are the ideas?

 

Well the good news is, we are pretty damn good fishermen and women, and we know how to get them in this ocean of ideas, you gotta wait for them to come. Eventually one will float to the surface, an idea that wishes to get attention and to be expressed, like a fish coming up to break the surface of the water, our ideas come up and break the surface of our consciousness, from our unconscious into our conscious mind. C'est magnifique, non?

 

So we wait on our raft, although we may get the urge to grasp the edge, and peek over into the the depths of the deep blue sea, we will only see our reflection looking back at us, we will be met with ourselves. The trick is to rest at ease, not to grip the raft, or stressfully seek, as that will disrupt the natural movement of the waters. The trick is to wait, and allow the waters to move as they may, rocking our raft here and there, swaying our mind in this direction or that, and eventually, the more we allow this dynamic of the relationship with the sea, and with our unconscious, the more it will offer up to us, perhaps little fish at first, characters, or places, scenes or events.

 

But eventually, great and majestic sea creatures will come to us, they may be large and goliath like, great whales, almost terrifying in their size and dominance toward our fragile raft, the thin wooden platform separating us from falling in and potentially drowning. But they are not dangerous whatsoever, they are gentle and well minded, which is why they only come when we make ourselves calm and peaceful.

 

They may also be incredibly and honorably beautiful, displaying their worth and majesty in their intricacy and form, instead of their sheer size and power. Either way the process is the same.

 

So we shall wait, and allow, on our small and fragile raft, deep in vast and even endless sea of ideas and ocean of discovery, listening to the calm water lap and lick against our vessel, and the ideas which we desire will come.


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