Shooing Away the Yapping Censor Dogs

The “Write, Pen!” technique is a variation of what the Surrealists dubbed “automatic writing.” Writing that came, they felt, from their subconscious, and therefore routed around the conscious mind with its nagging censor dogs yapping at our writing heels too early.

In modern day writing circle we use clustering or mind-mapping and free-writing to come into this field of freedom. Writing in a field of no blame and no shame is almost as much fun as jumping down into the freshly-cut hay in our old barn when I was a young farm-worker.

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