Thursday, August 5, 2010

Writers Unplugged: Top 5 Tips For Writers

1. Find time to write- This is as simple as it sounds but is actually very hard for me to do this. I usually get involved with so much that, at the end of the day, I don't find time to write. Right now, I'm more focused on revising my novel and I don't want to submerge myself in another project but even writing things like this counts.

2. Listen to your heart. Your brian is alway correcting you. "This is wrong," or "That is stupid." Try to shut down your brain and just go wherever you feel like going. Listening to your brain too much will give you a big writer's block and you don't want that.

3. Don't rush. This is also one of my hard ones. I always but goals on myself but sometimes I feel like I'm preassuring myself to do something and the moment it becomes work, I hate it. When I want to take a break, I do, when I want to write I do. I know that you'll have to deal with deadlines when you're a published writer but get into the flow--like exercise. KNOW when your body just needs a break.

4. Small goals are better than big ones. Try to make small goals that will accomplish a bigger one. For example, want to write 50,000 words in a month? Don't think "Oh, my God, I have to write 50k in a month." Better rephrase that into, "I have to write 1,600" words a day. Seeing your goals in smaller scale will make it easier and faster to accomplish.

5. Finally, be true to yourself. We as writers are always looking for ways to better our skill but sometimes in the process, we lose ourselves. Try to find your own voice and put yourself in the position of your character's. What would you do? What would you say?

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