Timed Free-Write

A writing exercise


Timed free-write: using a timer, set the clock to ten minutes and write whatever comes to mind until the timer goes off. No stopping nor editing nor lifting your hand from the page.

The idea is to cut through the “editor mind” in order to let the wild creative mind take over for a while.


Free-write topic: Truth and lies about my name

Write a poem that explores how you were named and the meaning of your name. Include at least one bold lie.