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Just bringing yourself to do it? - January 19th 2011, 10:10 PM

As some of you know, I'm serious about writing and really want to accomplish my novel-writing, or at least give myself better craft (raw writing skills). I don't know how I can bring myself to just WRITE. Just do it, you know? If I want to conquer and know my path, why waste time?
I can't bring myself to. I'm busy doing absolutely nothing at all. I want to write, it's just I don't at the same time. I never feel like writing anymore. I just can't, though my mind whirs with ideas, and I hop onto the computer, and boom, I start to do other things.
If I write off of the computer, I hate notebooks, they're so slow.
There just seems to be no way to bring myself to write without distracting myself or getting plain annoyed with it.


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Re: Just bringing yourself to do it? - January 20th 2011, 07:20 AM

I'd suggest just going to the library, finding a computer, and writing your heart out. Remember, many writers choose to write there because it's a place with little distractions, and a fair amount of peace and quiet. Choose a place with no distractions overhead, and few people waiting around. If this won't help you write, then I don't know what will :P.


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Re: Just bringing yourself to do it? - January 20th 2011, 11:37 PM

Hey Radhika.

Carpe Diem gave some great advice! Avoiding distraction and making yourself get all the words onto your computer is a good start. It may also help you to set specific, short-term goals. Instead of saying, "I want to finish my story by the end of the year," you could say, "I'll write 200 words during my lunch break." Doing that will keep you focused on the moment and the task at hand. You can set short-term goals throughout your day, or write for fifteen solid minutes, take a five minute break, and repeat as long as you feel you need to.

To that end, I leave you with a link to a very cool program: http://writeordie.com/
It may help you when you're having trouble just getting the thoughts out. Good luck!


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Re: Just bringing yourself to do it? - January 21st 2011, 04:45 AM

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Hey Radhika.

Carpe Diem gave some great advice! Avoiding distraction and making yourself get all the words onto your computer is a good start. It may also help you to set specific, short-term goals. Instead of saying, "I want to finish my story by the end of the year," you could say, "I'll write 200 words during my lunch break." Doing that will keep you focused on the moment and the task at hand. You can set short-term goals throughout your day, or write for fifteen solid minutes, take a five minute break, and repeat as long as you feel you need to.

To that end, I leave you with a link to a very cool program: http://writeordie.com/
It may help you when you're having trouble just getting the thoughts out. Good luck!
Ah, the site was really interesting.
My access to a library is limited, because the library is a couple of miles away; but I'll try WriteOrDie. It seems interesting.


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