kellieelmore.com What is free writing? Free writing — also called stream-of-consciousness writing — is a pre-writing technique in which a person writes continuously without regard to spelling, or grammar. It produces raw, often unusable material, but helps writers overcome blocks of apathy and self-criticism. It is used mainly by prose writers and writing teachers. Some writers use the technique to collect initial thoughts and ideas on a topic, often as a preliminary to formal writing.
Today’s Challenge: It’s winter. Night. In a forest. You come across an abandoned house. My Attempt: Nathan climbed up the hill. The darkness surrounded him, as he tried to make his way through the fallen trees. A wolf howled from behind. Nathan stopped. It was starless night and he couldn’t make up anything in the darkness. The moon was hidden behind heavy clouds. He breathed out a fog and winced when he clang his wounded hand to a grey winter shirt. The wolf howled again. Nathan ran forward, trying to find a house. He was in the forest few times before during the day time, and now he struggled to find the abandoned house he knew was near. He tripped over the tree root and fall to the icy ground. His face plunged into the freshly fallen snow. “I don’t want to die here,” he cried, whipping the tears with his working hand. The cloud departed and the moonlight reflected on the surrounding. Nathan raised his head. He could see the abandoned house, few steps away to the right. He raised up and ran, away from a wolf… away from a hunter who shot him…away from his past. PS. Enjoy.