Looping is a continuation of free-writing. It involves taking a sentence or idea out of a free-writing product and using that as a basis for additional free-writing. The steps are simple:

  1. Select a recent (completed preferably within the last fifteen minutes) free-writing exercise.
  2. Choose a sentence or idea that stands out because of originality, quality, or interest.
  3. Write the sentence again below the original free-writing example, with one line between the two.
  4. Re-read the sentence and free-write again from there.

As the name suggests, looping is a prewriting technique we can use in a loop.


  1. **** burgle

  2. That’s the best you can come up with? You don’t even have the decency to come up with some kind of original insult? And to what end?

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