The delete key (or lack thereof) is why writing in a notebook can be so successful. Crossing out your garbage words in a notebook doesn’t truly erase them. It just blocks them from sight for a little bit. You can always dig back through the discarded language and thoughts to better understand your proce…
Vanessa Rodrigues , this is beautifully written, I mean the article as a whole, and thoughtful, here I am trying your no delete method and it is strangely liberating, like uttering the first intelligible phrases of a new language you’ve been struggling to learn.
I was just experimenting with stream of consciousness, in my last Medium post, similar to your piece. I LOVE word association, going ‘off topic' as you say, it isn’t wrong or misguided at all, on the contrary it allows your mind to express itself more freely. Keep going with this!