Category Archives: freewriting

Re-launch coming soon!

It was January 2015 when, inspired by a weekend of baking bread with Mick Hartley The Partisan Baker, I composed my first post for The Freewriter’s Companion. I had two aims.  One was to popularize freewriting, a liberating and fertile … Continue reading

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Breton’s Nadja and my novel-in-waiting

My novel Swimming with Tigers is based on a real historical person connected to surrealism in the 1920s known as Nadja. In this post I want to share with you how I used a combination of research and freewriting to … Continue reading

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Freewriting in Peformance

This month I have four short videos of writers reading their own work for you to enjoy. All were filmed at a free poetry and music festival in Bangor, North Wales, earlier this year.  This annual festival is called “Curiad … Continue reading

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Does Freewriting Work?

My students say yes, it certainly does! Most creative writing courses will have an element of rough, initial drafts done either in the classroom or as part of the process of producing work for assessment.  The course I have just … Continue reading

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Hello and Welcome to Bane of Your Resistance Readers!

This month I am delighted to be the guest of the wonderful Rosanne Bane on her website Bane of Your Resistance. Rosanne’s approach is very similar to my own in the importance she ascribes to the hidden processes of creativity. … Continue reading

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Become a Writer in Ten Minutes a Week

Every Friday morning since the beginning of January I have been sending ten-minute freewriting exercises to my subscribers completely free of charge. Each one contains a new freewriting prompt plus some advice about how to go about using it (see … Continue reading

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Hello and Welcome to Write to Done Readers!

I’m excited to say that my post How to Use Freewriting to Supercharge Your Work is up at WRITE TO DONE, a great website that really does have  “unmissable articles about writing”! I’d like to thank Laura, the editor, for … Continue reading

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Freewriting: Back to Basics

Every Saturday morning, in a side-room of the wonderful Kyffin Café Deli in Bangor, North Wales, I now have the pleasure of introducing people to the practice of freewriting. This is because I am running a course there, based on … Continue reading

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Writers! Resolve to be BAD in 2019!

This New Year, instead of making all the usual resolutions to eat less and exercise more, why not resolve to be bad and have fun writing instead?  Writing need not be serious, and the things we do for pleasure are … Continue reading

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Six Uses for Freewriting

It’s my belief that anyone can benefit from freewriting. A marketing guru once told me that claiming something would work for everyone would weaken my brand and I had much better target a specific audience.  But I really do think … Continue reading

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