Free writing or stream-of-consciousness writing is a genre of writing. In free writing, a person writes continuously for a certain period of time without paying attention to spelling or grammar and writing whatever comes to mind. In the writing process, free writing takes place during prewriting.
The writing that is created by free writing is raw and unusable. The process is sometimes used by writers to overcome writer's block, apathy, and self-criticism. It is mostly used by writing teachers and people who write prose (not poetry.)
- "Getting Started: Freewriting". Guide to Grammar and Writing. Capital Community College Foundation. http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/GRAMMAR/composition/brainstorm_freewrite.htm. Retrieved 2011-07-08.
- "Liberate Your Mind with Free Writing". TheConsciousLife.com. June 11, 2009. http://theconsciouslife.com/liberate-your-mind-with-free-writing.htm. Retrieved 2011-07-08.