Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Z is for ZONE

Hey! Follow me this month as I work through the alphabet of great writing tips, from creating ACTION to getting into the ZONE. Then, go here to see who else is taking part in the 2014 A to Z Blogging Challenge.

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I can’t believe we are at the END of the A-Z Blogging Challenge. What an amazing experience! I hope you’ve had a chance to check out the rest of the blogs on the tour, and have read through my posts on the A-Z of Writing. If not, you can always go back.

I’m ending my posts with Z for ZONE — as in, getting “in” the writing zone. It’s different for everyone, I know, but here are a few ideas to help you find your writing ZEN.

1. Find your ritual. Whether it’s using the same pen every time, or popping a bowl of popcorn before you sit down at your desk, try to remember the last time you wrote well. What was your ritual? Repeat it.
2. Find a creative environment. Maybe it’s your bedroom, or the local library, or the park down the street. Wherever you write best — go there.
3. Clear your head. Words not coming? Try going for a walk or reading a book. I like to go for a run.
4. Write at the right time. Early morning? Late afternoon? Find the time zone your creativity best responds to and aim to write then.
5. Get inspired by awesomeness. Watch a movie, read a book, look at a painting. Find someone who inspires you and spend a little time studying what makes him/her awesome.

That’s it!

Starting next week, I’m back to blogging once a week. Even though it will be a lot less work, I’m going to miss my daily posts.

Gotta jet!

— Chase Superman Duffy

1 comment:

  1. I need an pretty big emotional charge before writing each of my book, but it tends to be different for each one.