Tuesday, 18 October 2016

6 Easy Ways to Start the Writing Process

Anyone can write, whether it's for a school assignment or for a novel manuscript. Unfortunately, writing often becomes a chore. For many of us, writing is plain time-consuming, demanding, and unsatisfactory. Samuel Nathan Kahn shared 6 easy ways to start the writing process.

1) Start with a purpose in mind :- What do you actually want to write? Jot down a topic or the minimums for your piece-either on a sticky note and put it next to your notebook. The following questions should also be answered: How long is whatever you're trying to write? What are you writing about; Are there any other requirements you have to worry about? Writing down your purpose and goals is a good way to focus your mind on exactly what you need to accomplish.

2) Your interest will let you finish what you write :- Forget writing if you are not fascinated enough with the subject you are writing about since how you feel will be reflected on your piece. Focus on the element of your subject that interests you.

3) Write an outline of the basics of your literary piece :-  A structure of the draft is the most important part of writing. If you have to write five pages on a topic, decide how long you will write about each different fact you have to make. Outlining helps with creative writing, for you to have a general idea of what's going on in your story. As in Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling, a sense of direction created such a powerful conclusion in the final book.

4) You have to put away everything else and concentrate on writing :- Writing the draft is almost the hardest part to write about. While you are in the 'drafting stage', try to concentrate on it as much as possible. Your email and mobile phones can interrupt your focus on your piece. For longer pieces, try to set aside at least an hour when you're trying to write.

5) Don't get too perfectionist :-  Writer's blockage results from high standards so lower it down. To eliminate the perfectionist person with you is to stop worrying so much whether or not, every little bit you write is as it can be. Take note of sections that you consider that's of low quality but keep writing. The draft is where you write quickly and set the foundations of your piece. The time to go back and fix the errors is during the revision stage.

6) Have an enough amount of break before doing the revisions :- You should not assess your piece immediately after you have written it. You should give yourself a significant amount of break before looking over your work. Activities like reading a book, meeting and chatting with friends, and even doing the exercise will refresh before you do the revisions. This is to ensure that you have a different mindset than before you were first written. Don't rush and take your time for you to be able to produce a quality piece of work.