We hear it often enough, but have you really ingrained it into practice? Here is a site with a free worksheet aimed at middle schoolers...but we can learn just as well as they can,right?
". . .the sentence is not the basic skill of writing.
The idea is." – John Warner
I like that. John Warner goes on to say “When we have an idea worth expressing, the desire to share it provides the necessary intrinsic motivation to find the language to do so.” (Find his full blog here - https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/just-visiting/true-basics-writing )
Of course, a student or writer certainly needs to know proper spelling, and grammar rules eventually, but the pure joy of expression really does allow people to say what they want to say. If they do not feel like anyone is “getting” them then their need to share will inspire them to learn more words that will say what they mean.
But sometimes automatic writing, or as I call it “nonwriting,” has an emotion or feeling to it that cannot be created with careful craftsmanship.
Here is a sample of writing to show what I mean:
Salivate the wicksleuthing moon, its carnal carnivals from my morsel bandage, an immediate curfew's pervade (incite)--to slurp dry, the ballerina asphault of criminalised rain. Ive digested so many geneticallymodified stupidity Im surprised my third eyes nipples arent erect. Can you see them through this lace? Scallop the eyes of lucifer's lettuce, and his garden ricorso saith: There exists in every one who reads this, fourteen personalities: conscience is a variety-layered forest; a skyscraper that had too much to snort, and fell over in humankind blackoutism. (Jacob aka armpitnapkin)
Perhaps this displays poor spelling, very little punctuation, and meaning that is hard to grasp. BUT it evokes a nebulous emotion that if one has patience and sits with it after having consumed it whole….then, then it imparts messages to the soul. I have expressed jealousy for writers who can do this. I have attempted poetry to match this style, and I fail miserably.
Nevertheless, we should all let loose and give automatic writing a chance to free us from careful thought. You never know what inspiration you might find expressed by your inner self.
So please, just write and allow the thinking to simply flow out.
I really like AutoCrit! check out this online editing tool fiction writers have been using to get published.https://oa127.isrefer.com/go/Insider/mkaribarr
As a disclaimer let me say I do get a small kickback when a reader makes a purchase off any links on the site.
But I really do use AutoCrit. You can test if for yourself for free. I usually use the combination report. I have found that most of my writing is passive --which I like-- but nevertheless using the tool allows me to see that I have far too many was-es and hads in my work. It even tells me how many to remove!
I also like grammarly.com they didn't think I was good enough to allow me to sponsor them, but I won't hold that against them. Grammarly is great because it will offer advise on commas and word choice. It can also check for plagiarized work, Which has come in handy in the past when a writer tried to pass off something they wanted me to read as theirs and it was in fact stolen from another online writer.