Welcome to day two of the blogging challenge. Check out my first post on what inspired me to become a writer.
Let’s face it there are days when you just don’t feel like writing anything. I know I’m struggling to get back into things after being ill over Christmas and new year. Some days I sit and look at my laptop screen or notebook and the words just don’t flow. But I’m a copywriter and blogger as well as an author so I don’t have time for writer’s block and neither do my clients.
I’m one of those people who loved the writing process. My favourite way of writing is with pen and notebook. That may seem old fashioned but I find I write better when I write longhand. Writing on the computer, or in my case talking to my computer whilst it types for me just doesn’t feel the same. I normally only do this when I’m writing my fiction stuff as it does take longer. After I’ve written something I always feel a sense of accomplishment.
So what do you do when you don’t feel like writing?
Here are my five tips to get your writing:
- Take it one step at a time. Do writing in stages so you don’t feel overwhelmed.
- Sit down and write. Don’t sit and worry about all the writing you could be doing. It doesn’t matter how many words you write or if they’re any good just write something.
- Schedule a slot during the day when you can just write. Whether it be an hour, half and hour or just ten minutes. Use that time for you. It doesn’t matter how long out it is.
- Plan out and outline what you are going to write. Whether it’s a blog post, an article or a scene for your novel. Having some kind of outline can help you be more focused.
- Give yourself a reward. Reward yourself after you’ve written something. Have a cup of coffee or a bar of chocolate. Whatever you like and enjoy it!
Check back tomorrow for my next post.
What do you do when you don’t feel like writing? Reply in the comments below.
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