Free Fall Writing Sessions

AWCS uses the “free fall” method of creative writing as the basis for all instruction. The free fall method of writing was first introduced by W.O Mitchell, and further refined by Michael Fay when he set up his own creative writing courses.

Free Fall Method of Writing

The free fall method of writing encourages the writer to write without editing as they go. That editorial instinct to edit as you write, common to most writers, can be tempting but also time-consuming and counterproductive.

W.O. Mitchell’s free fall method encourages writers to switch off their inner editor and just write as the thoughts come into their minds, relying on sensory information and memories. The writer can edit after the piece is finished, but during the process, it is essential the writer does not revise his or her work.

Daytime Sessions

Join us at the Alexandra Writers’ Centre in Inglewood from 10 AM until noon Fridays, and 6:30 to 8:30pm on select Mondays, for two hours of fun and inspiring writing exercises. Practice the free fall method, meet new people, share experiences and just have an all around good time.  

NEW Evening Sessions

Beginning September 15, 2014, AWCS will be offering evening sessions of free fall writing. Join us from 6:30-8:30pm at the Alexandra Writers Centre. If you’re new to writing, or AWCS or the free fall method, this is the perfect opportunity to practice and meet new people. Unlike the daytime sessions, these will be held a couple of times per month until weekly sessions are warranted.

Upcoming Evening Dates: October 20 | November 3 | November 17 | December 1

These sessions are FREE for members. Non-members may attend for a $10 drop in fee.

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