Definition of Freewriting

1. Noun. A prewriting technique in which the writer writes continuously for a set period of time without regard to spelling, grammar, or topic. ¹



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Definition of Freewriting

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Freewriting

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freeway space
freeways
freewheel
freewheeled
freewheeler
freewheelers
freewheelin'
freewheeling
freewheelingly
freewheels
freewill
freewoman
freewrite
freewrites
freewriting (current term)
freewritings
freewritten
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freezable
freezables
freeze
freeze-dried
freeze-dry
freeze-drying
freeze cleavage
freeze down
freeze etch
freeze etching
freeze fracture

Literary usage of Freewriting

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1. Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage, and Style Into Writer's Workshop by Jeff Anderson (2005)
"(The only way to do freewriting wrong is to not write or to quit early.) Experiment with spelling, punctuation, and grammar. (This as opposed to "don't ..."

2. Teaching the Best Practice Way: Methods That Matter, K-12 by Harvey Daniels, Marilyn Bizar (2005)
"In 'focused freewriting," students simply write as fast as they can on a given topic for ... Because the goal of freewriting is spontaneous, quick jottings, ..."

3. Nonfiction Craft Lessons: Teaching Information Writing K-8 by JoAnn Portalupi, Ralph J. Fletcher (2001)
"This could be flash drafts (see section 5-8) or simple freewriting. I asked my students to follow every session of note taking with ten minutes of ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1898)
"And in later days free-speaking men, free-thinking politicians, freewriting authors, and free-acting publishers were doomed to bear its infliction. ..."

5. Practical Ideas for Teaching Writing As a Process by Carol B. Olson (1996)
"Brainstorming, clustering, debating, freewriting, and fantasizing are a few of the infinite possibilities. Prewriting activities generate ideas; ..."

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