• Please spend 5 to 7 minutes free writing about WHAT WRITING IS.  With free writing, the only rule is that you are NOT ALLOWED TO STOP WRITING.  This means that if you do not have something to say/write, you just write, “I have nothing to say at the moment,” or “My mind is blank,” etc.  Please time yourself for this free writing assignment.  If you know where to start, just go ahead and start.  If you don’t know where to start, consider using one of these prompts: ”Writing is…” “I’ve never really thought about what writing is, but if I think of it as an object, it seems like it may…”