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SUMMER WRITING TIPS
If you're anything like me, summer is a fun but sometimes hectic time. Vacations, kids being home, graduation parties, and so forth can take away time from writing.
Nothing beats sitting out in the warm sun on a beautiful day and writing but sometimes that just doesn't seem possible.
Here are a few ideas to keep the creativity following during the dog days of summer.
1) Set a Time
Set a specific time each day to sit and write. It'll give you something to look forward to while dealing with everything going on around you.
2) Start a journal.
If you can't find a set time to write, keep a journal handy to jot down ideas or small scenes so you don't forget them later. It doesn't have to be a physical journal either, I've found writing down prompts I think of on my phone is a good way to keep it organized; and who doesn't have a phone on them nowadays.
Still having problems? Search prompts either specific to what you feel like writing or just single word ones.
A few of my personal faves for summer include.
- Camping or sitting by a campfire
- Watching the sunrise or set
- Going on a picnic
4) Try not to get frustrated
I am guilty of this. I want to get so many ideas out and when I don't I feel frustration and end up not writing anything. Take your time. Sometimes the creative juices flow and other times you end up staring at a blank page for ten minutes. Forcing yourself to write never works out.
I hope my tips help chase away the writing woes that come with summer.
If you have any tips please leave a comment for others!
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