Source: 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: Tell me his story… My Attempt: It was lost. Sam Collins checked his barn and the tool shed. His ax was nowhere to be seen. He kneeled before the pile of broken sticks and logs. A chilly morning air gripped his wrinkled hands, creeping deeper under his thin black coat. “Where are you, an old steel on stick.” He whispered, wiping off big tears falling down on his cheeks. He picked some sticks. Where would it be? He scanned the ground for the fourth time. But when he saw no sign of ax, he hurried to his house. He knew if he would stay outside any longer he will freeze to death. “Not today.” He pushed the cabin door, and carried his wooden legs over the door steps. He turned around and stopped. The burning smell tickled his nostrils. His own ax shone from the fire blazing in the brick oven. Three Natives held the ax, observing Sam. “What are you doing in here?” Sam dropped the twigs to the sand floor. PS. Enjoy.