4 Ways To Rekindle Your Love For Writing

As everything goes in life, the writing process can have its ups and downs. Motivation can come in cycles, and it can be hard to stay on track with writing. Hence, there are some tricks you can employ in order to have that persistent inspiration and willingness to record your thoughts and story.

1. Write, scribble, jot, journal… even when you don’t feel like doing it and what ever your write you think is just pure rubbish.

Taking action of actual writing can serve as a huge motivator and the more you immerse yourself in the process of writing, the more confidence you will regain. Especially after taking some break, writing can seem to us a bit rusty and uncompelling, but all you need is to practice. With practice you become better – as you become better, the more joy for writing you will feel.

2. Keep faith in the creative process.

Self-doubt and fear that we are not creative enough, good enough or original enough is a negative self-talk that only puts barriers between you and your writing. You are creative and your inner-self will find the best ways for expression: you need to trust the creative process, no matter the time, the tries and teared papers. That belief in the creative process is what fuels imagination and allows the path of self-expression to be found and enjoyed.

3. Be persistent every day – every day make time for your writing.

Don’t treat your writing like an occasional hobby that you do from time to time. Make it a habit. Make time every day to pursue your passion for writing. Once you taste that productive side of writing, that satisfaction will further give you strength to continue writing; to think more clearly; faster focus on what you want to say with your writing. You are really refining your writing craft this way.

4. When nothing works distance yourself.

If nothing form above works, don’t push yourself too much. Let it rest, leave it for a couple of days or for ever long you feel like. It will help you clear you mind and get in touch with your creative side. Read what you’ve written, think what would you like to change and how to continue.

This is something I do whenever I’m writing. I make initial draft, and the following days I continue – it’s a great way to regain perspective on your own thoughts and observe your writing more objectively.

Do you sometimes lose passion for writing? What’s your advice in regard to that?

Her even lines her steady temper show;
Neat as her dress, and polish’d as her brow;
Strong as her judgment, easy as her air;
Correct though free, and regular though fair:
And the same graces o’er her pen preside
That form her manners and her footsteps guide.

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Be Conscious of How You End Your Writing Sessions

It is just as important for writers to focus on how to end their writing session as how they begin it. This is because when a writer leaves her writing for the day, she must leave their writing in such a way that they will be inspired to write the next day.

Also, if you feel good about what you accomplished, you are more likely to be motivated to come back to your writing the next day with a lot of pep and zeal.

Further, how you end your writing session will help you to switch gears and have an inspiring time after our writing session. The great feeling we have at the end of our writing session can carry over into other parts of your life.

Here are a few things to consider in order to create an inspiring end time with your writing.

1. Set a clear end time and stop when you planned you would. This is important because you don’t want to overdo it. If you do overdo it, you may not want to write the next day because you will feel burned out.

2. Learn to appreciate yourself and what you did during your writing session. Find at least one thing that you can celebrate about your writing session. Sometimes, something as simple as finishing the word count that you planned to complete is enough to celebrate.

3. Try not to write for hours until you have to go to bed. Many times the writing that you did will keep you awake, and your to-do list for the next day may also cause a lot of sleeplessness because you will be rehearsing it over and over again. If you are too tired the next day, you probably won’t have a good writing session.

4. Clean up your writing space before you leave for the day. This will help you to feel much more organized when you come to write the next morning. A clean, decluttered desk is much more inviting than a cluttered one that has dust and old food on it.

5. Set your writing intentions for the next day before you end your writing for the day. That way, you will know what to work on when you get back to work the next day. This will help you not to waste time, and it will take the guesswork out of your schedule writing time.

6. Schedule your next writing session. Decide when you will write the next day. Look over your appointments and other obligations, and decide when you will sit down to write. By doing this, you again will take out the guess work out of when you will sit down to write. You will know when to write.

7. Be grateful for the time that you had to write. Most of us always want more time to write. However, if we are grateful of what we had in terms of time to write, we will be more likely to create more time in the future.

By taking these steps, you will be much more conscious of how you end your writing sessions and you will be very successful indeed.

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You Should Write A Book About That

Have you ever thought about writing a book? If you answered yes, you are not alone. Whether fictional or nonfictional, just about everyone professes to having a book inside them and writing it all down for others to read is something they have thought about doing all their life. The only thing keeping them from their life-long dream is getting started.

Trust Your Knowledge

The truth is, most people know more than they think they do. In fact, most people could write a fairly comprehensible story based on their expert knowledge of certain topics, skills and philosophies. I will bet that many people reading this article have been told or have thought to themselves that they should write a book that details their unique perspective, offering expert advice when needed.

Be An Expert On Your Business

If you are a business owner, you really need to write that book. For one, you might be surprised at just how much you know about your business and how your knowledge can help others. Secondly, the more knowledge your audience gains about the business you are in, the better able they will be in making informed decisions about your business practices, services and products.

Write To Learn

One of the hidden benefits of writing your own book is increasing your own knowledge and awareness about the business you are in. With writing comes research and with research comes increased knowledge and an appreciation of other’s view points on your subject. Through book writing you will also hone your organizational skills, as it takes a good bit of organization to keep your thoughts focused in order to produce a book worth reading.

More Than Street Cred

Having a book published gives you credibility. A book, especially, a published book makes people think you’re smart and an expert in your field. They assume, and rightfully so, that if you know enough to write a book on the subject, you can be considered an expert on the business you are in.

Getting Started

So, for all of you who may want to write a book about your business or favorite topic, it comes down to getting started. How do you begin writing a book about something you have a strong opinion about? First you need to organize your thoughts and determine the style of writing.

Capture Your Thoughts

As you go about your day, keep a notepad, your iPad or a recording device handy to collect all the thoughts you have on your subject. Thoughts come in and out of the brain all day and if you do not harness them, they are lost in the wind. Continue to do this every day. Don’t start writing yet, just let thoughts flow in and out of your mind.

Do It Yourself Or Hire Someone To Do It For You

If writing is just not your thing, you can always hire a ghostwriter. The notes that you take will be beneficial to a good ghostwriter and will help them find your voice and write in a tone that complements your personality. If you are hoping to have your book published, you should prepare a marketing plan of who would buy your book and why. If you choose to self-publish your book, you can offer it for sale or as a gift to your customers. The cost is relatively low considering the great marketing potential it has for your business.

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