The idea is simply to write for ten minutes (later on, perhaps fifteen or twenty). Don’t stop for anything. Go quickly without rushing. Never stop to look back, to cross something out, to wonder how to spell something, to wonder what word or thought to use, or to think about what you are doing. If you can’t think of a word or a spelling, just use a squiggle or else write “I can’t think what to say, I can’t think what to say” as many times as you want; or repeat the last word you wrote over and over again; or anything else. The only requirement is that you never stop.
PETER ELBOW, WRITING WITHOUT TEACHERS
I made these images with AI, the Stable Diffusion Demo at Hugging Face. My prompt for the first image was “Writing by László Moholy-Nagy, abstract.” The second one shows what Paul Klee might have painted for his writer’s notebook.