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01 Nov 09 What Do You Do When You Are Bored of Writing

It is not uncommon for a writer to get bored of writing. Everyone gets bored at one time or another. And once you are bored, writing becomes a drag.

What do you do when writing becomes drag for you?

Do you continue to write as usual or do you do something else?

Believe it or not, despite how torturous writing become, many writers continue to write and what happens? They end up producing mediocre work. This is wrong. This pulls the motivation down. A writer should not continue when he or she is not feeling like writing.

Stop Writing! When writing seems like a drag. There are quite a few things that you can do when writing becomes drag for you, which I am listing below. These steps will not only relax your mind, but it will also infuse enthusiasm in you that will make writing once again a pleasant exercise.

Things to do when writing becomes drag

  • Take a walk in the woods.
  • Sit near a pond, lake or river and listen to the sound of bird chirping and watch the water forming shapes.
  • Listen to soulful music.
  • Watch a movie.
  • Read a book or a short story.
  • Recite a poem.
  • Dance
  • Go out and take a walk
  • See teenagers falling in love for the first time
  • Surf the internet, but do not go to the usual sites that you visit
  • Talk to an elderly person in your community and ask him about his life’s experience.
  • Visit an orphanage, talk to kids there and play with them.
  • Watch a game of sports.
  • Paint, if you like painting.
  • Observe the nature.
  • Lie on the ground and watch the empty sky. Focus on the bubble that forms in the sky (it is actually an illusion).
  • Relax
  • Above all, follow your heart

You should not limit yourself to doing these things. Do whatever you wish is good for you, apart from writing, and see how the experience enriches you.

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19 Aug 09 Writing To The Point

The goal of every article, or any other piece of writing is to make a point.  Usually you have an idea that you want to convey to your readers persuasively through your writing.  That’s not always an easy skill to perform, but with practice is completely achievable.  As with all other aspects of writing, getting better at getting your point across is as easy as to just continue writing.  Write as often as possible, and just keep a few tips in mind while you write.

Always keep aware of your thesis.  Remember that your thesis sentence is what you’re trying to achieve with your article, book, etc.  Make sure your thesis sentence is prevalent at the beginning of a work, and then jot down that statement somewhere else so that you never lose sight of your starting idea.  The worst thing you can do when you’re trying to make a point, is to lose sight of why you starting writing your piece of work in the first place.

Try not to deviate too much from your point.  Doing so adds fluff to the piece that you are writing, which will tend to get away from the topic at hand.  When you start to drift away from your purpose, your readers can become bored and fail to read the rest of your piece because they feel there’s too much content that just isn’t relevant.  Being as short as possible, and to the point, is the best way to go to garner the attention that you’re trying to achieve.

Finally, just never deviate from the two questions that you should constantly be asking yourself as you write anything.  What do you want your readers to know?  And, what reaction do you want them to have from your writing?  Ask yourself both of these questions as you formulate your piece, and as you edit your piece.  Keeping both of them in mind at all times ensures you never get away from the point you’re trying to make.

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