Is stream of consciousness a technique that is used to break someone of their own writer's block? I understand the concept of it, but I feel like someone could just let their mind go to wherever it wants to, and they would eventually just jot down a bunch of sentences, thus breaking the block. Is this a reason why this technique is used? The other thing I'm thinking about is, the consequence for trying to employ this technique while going through a writer's block might be that NOTHING makes sense at all, in any context. If this, the latter, is untrue, then I think I'm in good hands. I just basically am trying to understand this better. Is this an exercise to "cure" writer's block, or just a technique of writing that some authors specialize in?