What Is Freestyle Writing?

by Regan Hennessy

Freestyle writing revolves around the belief that being able to get words down on paper is a central step in the writing process. Understanding exactly what freestyle writing is and how it may affect your writing highlights its important role in writing.

Facts

Freestyle writing is a form of writing that requires you to write your thoughts and feelings about a specific topic down on a piece of paper for a certain length of time without stopping.

Time Frame

You can do freestyle writing for any length of time; however, for it to be most effective, you should set a timer to help keep yourself focused on your writing and not constantly looking at the clock or your watch.

Effects

Freestyle writing allows you to experience success in writing. Writing can be an overwhelming task, especially if you’re not used to doing it or if you’re experiencing writer’s block. Freestyle writing helps you stop stressing over writing by doing it.

Considerations

When you first try freestyle writing, concentrate on just getting your random thoughts down on paper. After you’re familiar with the process, you can assign yourself specific topics to write on during your freestyle writing.

Uses

According to Nancy Macciomei, author of "Behavioral Management in the Public Schools," freestyle writing is a powerful tool that can help promote effective classroom management by allowing students to express themselves in a way other than acting out in a classroom.

References

  • “Behavioral Management in the Public Schools;” Nancy Macciomei; 1999

About the Author

To Whom It May Concern: I am an avid writer who is also a work-at-home mom. As the stay-at-home parent of three active boys, it is my goal to be able to spend quality time with my family while also making a living working from home. Currently, I tutor online and do office transcriptions, with occasional freelance jobs; however, my dream is to be able to write from home full-time. I would love to be able to do that with Demand Studios. The writing sample that I have attached is part of a series of articles that I wrote for a freelance project about small farming. As a person who was raised on a family farm and who worked on a farm during summers in college, I am also qualified to write about farms and homesteading, in addition to those topics that I selected. I look forward to hearing from you regarding my application. Please let me know if you have any questions and have a wonderful day! Sincerely, Rachael A Clements

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