Planning Your Writing

By Dawn Uncategorized Comments Off on Planning Your Writing

One of the most common problems that new writers have is trying to find the time to write. This isn’t an issue that only affects new writers; it affects all writers.

We all have other lives to lead and at times it can seem impossible to find the time to write. Yet no matter how hectic our days are, if we actually think about it, we could find time to write.

Some writers I know have two hour commutes to and from work. Others are busy housewives and mothers, yet they still find time to write. They are not superhuman. They just take whatever time they can and put it to good use.

They forgo watchting tv to write. They get up earlier or they do most of their planning throughout the day so that when they can finally grab fifteen minutes to write they do just that; they write.

If your life is hectic then take time to think about your writing whilst doing other things: queuing up in the bank, doing the laundry, doing the shopping, walking the dog etc, so that you already know what it is you want to write when you finally sit down to do it.

If you don’t believe me, then maybe you’ll listen to Agatha Christie who said: “The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.” If it worked for her I don’t see why it can’t work for you either. Give it a go and let me know how you get on.

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