WRITING TIP: Cultivate a generative attitude

writing tipsFreewriting requires a generative attitude: open and non-critical. It is an attitude of presence, of receptivity and playful experimentation, where we are able to tolerate chaos and are willing to make a mess. The point is to take leaps and risks, to welcome everything, to associate freely and to experiment. It isn’t about making logical sense or creating a perfect narrative, unless that is what naturally emerges. The freer you let yourself be, the better — give yourself permission to write junk.