Writing is your personal answer on your journey to discover what the questions are. I hand-write random thoughts, jagged fragments in jumbled cryptic description in my journals. My advice: Write down the rattle–there’s time for fixing later. n taylor collins, writer
Follow these simple writing steps and begin:
- Focus on what you are thinking about when something strikes an emotional or tangible chord.
- Begin writing your thoughts down – this is the part where the “writing a book in your head” becomes actually writing a book. Take note — “Writing a book in your head” is thinking, not writing.
- Write down your spontaneous thoughts. Concentrate on the flow of words leaving your mind. Watch them become visible tangible markings on a page.
- Every day, or as often as you can, repeat this process. Just write down your spontaneous thoughts.
- Write for 30 days. If you do, a habit of writing is developed.
- Writers write. You are writing that book. You are no longer just thinking.
- For now, write. Write something each day for the next 30 days and the next 30 days.
- Check back with me in 60 days for the next step..
Remember, thinking a book in your head is not the same as writing it. Writing stakes a claim on the writing part when you stake a claim on being a writer.
A link to how I found inspiration in a card from a poet friend, Helen. http://tinyurl.com/c2c6m4l
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