Most people are unaware of the mental determination that writing requires and the internal motivation that’s needed for a writer to keep thinking up fresh ideas. The end result is from countless hours of work that were spent in researching, plotting and writing a book. While a lot of people dream of writing, only a few actually pick up their pens, tap on their keyboards, and write.
If you are a budding writer, here are a few basic pointers:
- Before you begin writing, you first have to get rid of all potential sources of distraction. This would mean putting your phone on silent, turning off the television and radio, and working in a place where you will not be disturbed.
- Make sure that you are fully committed to your writing the moment you sit down. If you make this practice a routine, it becomes a habit. Once you’ve developed the habit, your challenge will be to stay focused
- Remind yourself that you are the only one who can finish your book. Keep in mind that if you do not sit down now and complete your article or book, there is no one else who’s going to do it for you.
- Pretend that you only have an hour to write every day.
- Set tight made-up deadlines for yourself