What is expressive writing? Expressing yourself in whatever way you want to write. Examples are –
A daily journal where you can write about what is going on for you.
A list is an easy start for getting your pen to move on the page.
Expressive writing is used in some writing groups in the Maggie’s Centres across Scotland. Whatever you write is right! It’s not aimed to produce or create anything; it’s to allow free rein to whatever your voice wants to say, uncensored.
The only rule is that there are no rules.
If you would like some guidelines, here are some you can choose from:
1. Keep your hand moving.
2. Don’t worry about punctuation, spelling or grammar.
3. Don’t think. Forget everything else.
4. You are free to write the worst junk in Scotland.
5. Go for the jugular. If something scary comes up, go for it. That’s probably where you find the power of words.
6. Just keep writing!