Constraints Bring Freedom

A simple writing exercise can jumpstart the flow of words

Vivian McInerny
Inspired Writer
Published in
5 min readMay 21, 2024

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My brain can be a bit bossy.

It doesn’t always cooperate when I want to write.

Sometimes I’m eager and ready to put words on paper but my brain behaves like a high speed-blender making pulp of a thesaurus. My words smoosh together.

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Vivian McInerny
Inspired Writer

Career journalist, essayist, fiction writer, and life-long spirit-quester.