Freewriting, Voice, and the Virtue of Making a Mess: A Conversation with Peter Elbow

March 2007
Issues in Writing;Spring/Summer2007, Vol. 17 Issue 1/2, p6
Academic Journal
An interview with Peter Elbow, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, about freewriting and teaching writing is presented. He emphasizes the need for writing teachers to write a lot and enjoy the activity. According to Elbow, he was able to overcome his writing problems in graduate school through freewriting. He compares deeply connected writing to cooking.


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