Automatic writing is writing which the writer claims to be produced from a subconscious, external or spiritual source without conscious awareness of the content. Or all three.
In spiritualism, spirits are claimed to take control of the hand of a medium to write messages, letters, and even entire books. I’m hoping that some kind of spirit turns up and writes mine for me – I may start going to bed with a pencil and notepad strapped to my arm. Would be great if I could get good at Automatic Typing too, and Automatic Editing.
I’m writing a book about being possessed, so it’d be entirely appropriate, surely?
If you want to have a go at some automatic writing yourself, try this link, or see below for more info. You’ll probably creep yourself out. Don’t blame me if you realise you’re channeling Damien.