Influences (or Why I Write the Way I Do)

Natalie Goldberg (free-flowing writing)
Clarissa Pinkola Estes (wild woman writing)
Jane Hutchison (direct-to-the-point writing)
Ernest Hemingway (simple words writing)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Why Free Write

wrote more than 2000 words today, from 930am to 330pm. but it was not the required PhD level of writing. free writing, as it is called. and it helped. just described the dynamics of four diagrams prepared way back this may.  but it helped set out the structure for section 2 (e.g., policy environment that instigated City land acquisition), the connection between sub-sections (e.g., entry as histotrically situated than just structurally determined), and hints of important dynamics (e.g., the conditions of illegal entry under formalization). these points i gathered from just describing the diagrams in plain simple english.  and on the side, just writing any thought related to them. 

this is essentially what free writing is. the purpose is to just release the dam of thoughts arrested inside your head, and make sense of them by looking at them in black and white words and ideas. like gardening, what you free write is loose soil. but the more concrete it becomes like the soil you can touch, so can you decide the planting, potting or re-potting. one needs to churn out words as freely as possible to make good sense of it. 

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