Throughout the semester we would begin some class with simple 5 or 10 minute sessions of free writing just to get out brains flowing. This was the first time that I was introduced to this technique and astonishingly, I found it very useful as it thought me to just keep writing even when I reach a mental block. The most useful thing that free writing gave me was the ability to just write down what was on my mind and not have to think about structure, spelling, grammar etc. As I wrote parts of my reader’s guide, I found myself stuck and unable to write as I had writers block. Having experienced free writing in class, it helped me just write down anything until something came to my head and I found it very useful for my project.