Writing everyday or even regularly can be intimidating sometimes. We all mean to be prolific but can slip up even with the best intentions.
Here are a few things to consider and to tighten up :
1. Where– Your writing spot
The place where you write can be the most important factor in helping you put in the mood for writing.
I dream of having a sturdy wooden table, dark as walnut, sitting right next to the window, the sunlight streaming in. The garden outside would be verdant. The blooms would be fragrant and overpowering and the birds would be noisy.
Yet, it is not always possible to have a dream setting like that. You may have to make do with the dining table and even the pillow on bed as a writing space when the need arises but a regular spot works best. Once you get there, your mind tells you that it is time to write and day dream and put the words on paper.
2. When – The time of the Day
Writing at the same time every day works wonders. It helps to tell the Muse when you are going to be creative so that she can turn up and look over your shoulder as you write.
On a more logical note, the mind is trained to think of writing at that same time everyday and the words flow easy.
3. What– Know what to write of beforehand.
There are days when the words I write are hurried, the curves of the letters less exaggerated, the i’s remain dotted and the t’s remain uncrossed.
Then, there are days when I slip up and feel stuck. There are days when the words just don’t come and when the birds sound raucous rather than sweet and the curve of the letters are exaggerated.
It helps to know what things inspire you and what things you love to write about. Always have a few topics handy for the days you cannot think of anything interesting to write of.
4. Why– Remember the reasons you write.
Think of the reasons you are here in the first place. Never let go of the sight of what writing gives you. It could be the joy of expression or just a vent to your feelings or the satisfaction of a creative pursuit. If it comes from within, you can do it well. And anything that you can do well is worth doing again and again.
5. How – Ways to get better
The answer to how to do anything well comes from experimenting, making mistakes and learning from those mistakes. It comes from practice and from the pursuit of the art and craft. Developing the writing muscle is a matter of doing it again and again, and at regular intervals.
What are the ways that you adopt to write regularly? Do share.