Write with Abandon

A friend of mine leads seminars that help journalists write better stories.

In one exercise, he has journalists choose a topic and then write about it for 10 minutes. There are two rules:

1. No stopping.
2. No editing.

Many are surprised by the quantity and quality of their words.

Try it. Write with abandon. Handcuff the editor within. You may be surprised, too.

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