The creative process is much about preparation and good habits as these can drive you beyond places where inspiration stops.
Just as in swimming, the code is to keep the stride and stay afloat, there are a number of codes every budding writer and indeed every writer needs
“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” – Stephen King .
Sure, you can thread a few sentences together to communicate your thoughts.
Ever since I fell in love with the written word and started writing, I’ve always enjoyed the art. But to be completely honest with you I didn’t just continue in the love affair with writing because I enjoyed it, there are some awesome reasons why I still write.
There is this notion that parades many writers’ minds concerning when a written piece is really ready to be published.
The hurdles on the path of a creative person who wants to pursue a career in her craft used to be boundless. First you’d need to be an apprentice under a master where you learn the basics of the craft after which you’re allowed to set out on your own.
Every Writer must understand that humans respond to and connect with acts of humanity. We are responsive beings. This is something that successful writers understand and do that others do not.
Growing up I had the privilege of visiting my grandma a couple of times. During that time, if there’s anything I always look forward to on the way to see her it is her endless tales. Their themes limitless (some could even transcend into another and another like the trilogies we read today). She always had a story to tell and I can remember enjoying every one of them.
Writers write. It is the only way through which we birth pieces. The thing is for most writers, the development cycle is so slow and although it is not a very bad thing what harm is there in developing fast? The thing is to develop in the craft of writing like any other craft requires practice; consistent practice. To this end it is very important for the budding writer to write regularly.
There is myth that parades most writers’ minds. It’s even more common among aspiring and amateur writers. This myth is that s/he must produce excellent work every time. That real writers always churn out awesome pieces.
It is true that your usefulness is as much as what you know and can do.
That your worth defines how you are valued.
During my primary school days, we had physical education classes twice a week.
I still remember how Tuesdays and Thursdays were my best weekdays. We get to put on our sports wears, partake in coordinated exercises and also play freely on the school field.
Are we doing justice to ideas?
A couple of weeks ago I told you how to concentrate on writing one thing at a time. That was preceded by a post on where I go to get inspired to write. Each of these topics had to do with the primary thing in writing – ideas. Without them there’d be nothing to write or talk about. Ideas are the crux of writing, the nucleus.
Last week I’ve wrote about where I go to get inspired to write. However, I’ve come to know that aside such moments when we lack inspiration, there is also another big problem many writers face daily. This is the problem of deciding what to write.
Often times we have more than one thing for which we are itching to write. We have two or more ideas waiting to be penned down.
5 places I go to get inspired to write
There are days when as writers we feel uninspired to write.
On such days no articles are produced, no stories birthed and the writers’ world is in a standstill. Zero productivity. Constant drifting.
To solve this problem, there are places where I go to get fresh inspiration to write and that is what I write about in this post.