Just Write

September 10, 2011

Do you want to write with me? I would love it if you would.

{Edited to let you know: The current Just Write, complete with a linky for you, can be found HERE. Read on to learn how it works}

I had this idea because I love both reading and writing things that are freely written in the moment, things that are descriptive of experience. Whether that be in the actual moment or within a day or two of living something, I don’t care. I just think the details need to be fresh for the writer and then typed without over-thinking in an effort to clarify.

What ends up revealing itself when free-writing is that everything has meaning.

That is a magnificent gift of writing. If we write from a free heart-gut place, our souls start speaking.

So here’s my idea! Every Tuesday, here at The EO, we can link up our freely written posts. I’ve included some examples below, but the only direction I’m going to give is that you JUST WRITE.

Write what again, Heather? I don’t think I really get it…

Write whatever is happening around you WHILE you are writing (sometimes that’s the very best) OR whatever DETAILS you remember about your day or a specific recent-ish experience.

Next, try not to clarify or explain what you want to speak through your post too much. (Try not to force a theme or message.) Just write your experiences. What did you: See? Smell? Touch? Feel? Hear? What did it make you think?

Then watch how your ordinary and extraordinary experiences speak all on their own. That’s it!

Here are some examples:



In a Safe Place

Someone who is good at this is Steph from Adventures in Babywearing. An example is her post I Love the 70’s.  Another example is Contents May Shift In Transit. Steph is gifted in that she says SO much without directly saying it.  She…just writes!

Another gifted writer friend of mine is Vikki Reich from Up Popped A Fox. Don’t miss her post, When I’m Old for another example of some really good free-writing.


So please come and link up to Just Write every Tuesday here at The Extraordinary Ordinary–tell your stories! It’s best to do this whenever you’re struck with inspiration, so write at any time and just save your post for Tuesday.

If you’re not a blogger, please still join us! Grab a notebook or a new doc on your computer and Just Write! (If you ever want to share what you’ve written with me, I’d love that! – heatheroftheeo @ gmail dot com)

Questions? I will gladly answer. Just leave a comment or send me an email.

{The latest installment of Just Write, complete with a linky for you, can be found HERE.}

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