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A writing exercise in which a person writes quickly and continuously, with a free association of ideas, especially as a means of initiating a more focused composition.

free′write′ intr.v.
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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a free and unstructured style of writing
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(exploreyour exigencies in a 10-minute, uninterrupted freewriting exercise) Part II: Who am I helping by writing about this?
For the prewriting activity, we were amazed to learn that more students chose the freewriting option over the graphic organizer option (37% chose the freewrite versus 14% for the graphic organizer as displayed in Appendix A).
I was able to introduce the idea of freewriting and the extension of this--3-stage free-writing.
I've long cherished his unique form of focused freewriting (an exercise to be used only after students are practiced and comfortable with pure freewriting--nonstop, private, and no topic).
Responses included considering their purpose and task, doing appropriate research for the project, considering the audience, using appropriate verbal conventions, making suitable textual selections, and freewriting the development of their ideas.
In this participatory article (with suggested activities, check-ins with the body, and freewriting), we use collaborative narrative inquiry to unpack considerations that underlie the planning, facilitation, and processing of a series of movement-based workshops.
* get started with freewriting and other brainstorming techniques;
Effects of word processing, synthesized word processing and collaborative freewriting on the written language of learning disabled students.
Some strategies for generating ideas, such as freewriting and looping, cubing and brainstorming, were used to foster self-assessment.
In Metcalf and Simon's Proprioceptive Writing[TM] method, as the sentences unfold out on the page, writers are asked not to purge their thinking as they might with Elbow's freewriting method but rather to engage it by hearing, feeling, and entering certain words already thought and written: asking, writing out, and then answering in writing "What do I mean by--?" I introduce the question by asking students to go back over what they've written and then to locate and underline words or short phrases that they feel might warrant further exploration.
Skinner offers sound instruction in the art of writing, suggestions for freewriting exercises, and thoughts on how to revise works in progress.