Today I want to share my excitement with you! I got a new totally beast laser printer to replace my, still amazing but not what I needed, old inkjet printer. … what do you mean why is that exciting?! Fine, let me tell you.
1. Remove the distractions. Nothing is more difficult than trying to write through distractions, find a way to avoid them. Write after the kids go to bed, before the spouse wakes up, or go to a coffee shop to work. Don’t forget social media. Log-out of Facebook, sign out of twitter, and if you have to… invest in an internet blocker.
2. *Write as if your readers are beside you, listening to the story unfold. I found when I got hung up on a passage of the story it would help to step back and just explain it, simply, out loud. Imagine you are explaining to a friend how events unfolded, and write it down verbatim. This helped me get over writing "humps," and moments where my prose would get convoluted.
5. Find something to inspire you while you write. Find a quiet and cozy space to curl up in or the perfect music to listen to. Make sure whatever you pick isn't too distracting though or you may end up doing more harm than good. I really enjoy writing at my gaming pc (my keyboard is super comfy) while listening to Battlestar Galactica's sound track, but I enjoy editing with my favorite red pen on my garden porch in the sun.
*As mentioned above, a few of these tips have been pulled from "13 Tips for Writing a Novel” by Chaker Khazaal. I am not claiming ownership of his words, make sure to check out his full list of 13 steps for more amazing insight.
Do you have your own tips/tricks for your creative process?
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