Do We Write Freely?
The first of the six exercises in the sequence of this workbook with which the reader is asked to engage is presented here. A prelude touching upon the premise of this exercise (“Free-Write”), which involves being able to write without constraints, is provided by Charalambous. Next, research about the exercise and a case study are presented. The exercise research data reveals that most participants write in their usual style of writing when engaging with this prompt. The case study of a participant presents the writing fantasy of ‘wider meaning’ informing her spoken and written discourse with instances of shift in her fantasy. The chapter ends with guideline questions to help the reader trace materialities of language that will help them slowly explore their own writing fantasy.
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