One of the things I like to share with students is the role of the body and our unconscious mind in telling our stories. Sometimes our unconscious mind has a story it really wants to tell, but us in our rational, conscious mind have a different idea of what we want to write.
It’s my experience that just as our mind is never empty of thoughts, we are never empty of stories. What’s important is that we tap into our unconscious and listen to what we really want to say without any preconceived notions or expectations of what that may be.
After some time exploring what your unconscious wants to say, you can see what new ideas come to you, and what you might want to work on. You may find yourself returning to a project you are blocked on with fresh eyes, after doing some freewriting.
Contributor: Kate Orson from thedesiretowrite.org