Wednesday, November 26, 2014

How to keep writing

-- Quote of the Day -- 

“Real integrity is doing the right thing, 
knowing that nobody’s going to know 
whether you did it or not.”

~ Oprah

 -- How to keep writing --

* Today's article was written by: Donald Finch - LifeOfWriters is a reputed website helping writers in their journey to become successful writers. They provide the best writing forums for people who love to write, and help them with valuable tips on how to keep writing through effective discussions with fellow writers.

 Writing is a highly creative task that demands consistency and perseverance. Writers need to keep up their enthusiasm and love for writing under all circumstances. Mostly, they need to adjust to their moods in order to prevent any kind of obstacles in their writing. There are various things that can prevent writers from losing focus on their work.

Here are some helpful tips on how to keep writing, under all circumstances:

Maintain Regularity: It is important to maintain a fixed time when you would simply write and do nothing else. Maintaining a fixed time helps you to get into a habit of writing despite any kind of situation or mood. It helps in preparing your mind to concentrate on writing during that particular time of the day, even if you don't feel like. Make sure you avoid engaging in other activities during that time such as visiting social networking sites, checking mails and chatting online with friends. Allocate that time only for writing.

Write Something That you Enjoy: It can be immensely helpful for you to write about something that you have thorough knowledge of or that you actually enjoy. Choose a topic that you love to write on. This can help you immensely in maintaining your love and passion for writing. When you would love what you are writing, you are least likely to lose focus and interest on your project.

Avoid Overwriting: Set goals and milestones that are achievable. Don't overwork. When you are overly exhausted or worn out, you tend to lose interest in your work, which is then difficult to come back. It is therefore extremely important to recognize your limits and take up projects accordingly. Try to accomplish goals that would not leave you entirely burned out.

Communicate with Fellow Writers: Communicate with fellow writers to know their experiences and opinions, and also share yours with them. Staying connected with fellow writers can help you immensely in keeping motivated and keeping up your passion for writing. It is easier to overcome your fears and frustrations that can sometimes overwhelm you through a healthy and effective discussion with other writers. Knowing their difficulties and hard times can help you deal better with yours.

Before you seek advice on how to keep writing, it is important for you to know the various factors that might cause you to lose interest in writing. Here are some of the possible reasons:
  • Sometimes, writing is not considered as worthy as other conventional jobs. Writers are often not believed as hard-working since their work does not involve physical labor. The tremendous amount of creativity, perseverance, determination and effort that is required to accomplish a writing project is often not taken into consideration. This can be a significant reason for writers lose interest in their job.
  • Whether a beginner or an established one, writers are often not paid sufficiently. This is one of the most significant reasons for writers to start lacking motivation and eventually lose interest in their work. Getting paid insufficiently can be a major reason for any writer to suffer from writer's block.

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