5-minute Free Writing

A while ago I attended a workshop about how to write an article. One of the exercises suggested for overcoming a writer’s block is to do a five minute free writing exercise. Basically, set your stopwatch and start writing for five minutes without thinking about it. Write down whatever comes to mind. No coherency is required. The exercise can be helpful to jumpstart your flow of thought.

It thought it be nice to post my 5-minute free writing here. Please note that I originally wrote this in Dutch, so this is a translated (unedited) version.

What would it be great if everyone would believe in God and actually would do what He asks us to do. This would have so many advantages!! Which? Very simple. Who other than the creator of this world, the earth, the universe, the animals, the plants, humans. He knows like no other how we are made, how we think, what we feel, what our dreams are, our ambitions, what it is like to really love. God can make such a contribution to the culture of mankind that we would go beyond ourselves. And that’s exactly the problem! To go beyond ourselves often leads to pride, giving honor to ourselves rather than God who created us in the first place, and enabled us to do, think and dream.

2 thoughts on “5-minute Free Writing

  1. Hey, I like to do the free-writing thing myself sometimes (I learned it in an old Creative Writing workshop back in university)! I don’t typically “publish” the stuff that comes out of it — but it has generated some great ideas for short stories at times.


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