Welcome to week five of my creative writing lessons. There are only four more lessons left, and I hope you have enjoyed the past four. You are right smack dab in the middle of them now.
This week your not going to write based on a prompt or anything specific like questions.
Your job this week is to write down a stream of your own consciousness.
This is a relaxed, fun, and easy exercise. For this exercise, you should write everything longhand instead of typing it out on your computer. Handwriting will slow down the writing which will give your brain more creative time.
Grab yourself a pen and paper and simply write down what comes to mind. Jot down everything that pops into your mind. It can be nonsensical and jumbled. Julia Cameron, an author, has a book where she talks about writing three pages of consciousness every morning. This doesn’t even feel like writing because it’s not. It just gets a bunch of ideas out that you might feel like using later.
That’s it for day five. Remember to come back next week for the sixth lesson.
Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it. – Lloyd Alexander