There will be those times no matter how well you have prepared when you experience hardship. stay calm and faithful to your work. do not be afraid to ask for help. every hour of hardship is worth fifty hours of contentment. on the other side of s.mode, may you find your spirit renewed.
by my touch
if you are all caught up in your
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I have had the opportunity this month to take a look at what techniques I invent, organically, to reach the wordcounts demanded by the national novel writing month contest, and wanted to share…
When unable to write, i have found a power nap to rejuvenate my hopes and reset my thought processes.
Half hour walks are the best way to generate ideas, and cycling the trail recharges my energy and self-confidence.
Complete silence or electronica music (minimal vocals) is the most sustainable audio. Tycho’s trance-like sound is one I respond to well.
I am less of a planner, more of an adventurer, setting out without a clear destination. This means I often feel lost. I counterbalance this feeling, by imprinting new characters and new experiences, with firm recollections of my own experiences.
I always write in the same room. Any time of the day. I switch from the couch to the desk. A book of affirmations is always on my desk, in the event I feel discouraged.
Posture is important. Fresh air. Yoga helps. Natural light. Swing arm lamps are my favorite, when writing at night. Television kills any chance of writing.
For long works, I always break it down into short chapters. This is key! My chapters usually run 700 – 1500 words.
I use the device with the best keyboard experience. In my case, the Samsung Chromebook.
I keep ‘running notes’ with a few open-ended questions and possibilities for plot development. And I track character development. I often read passages aloud, to hear the story.
One large mug of coffee, followed by copious amounts of tea, works far better than a coffee IV drip!
I saw you
I offered you all i could offer
You wanted but would not accept my help. Why?
Do not leave me
with what i offer