This little bit of guilt that reminds you that you are wasting your time and talent is a good thing. If you have difficulty managing time, or find yourself being interrupted by the demands of family or friends, you need to find ways to claim your time. If you need a bit of help or advice with this there are loads of great tips on how to cope with interruptions and how to The more work you put into your creative writing, the more it will improve. You may feel differently and decide to go ahead without planning.
The human mind is never more efficient than when it is throwing up excuses for us to In addition to writing regularly it is important not to judge your work until you have finished or you risk demotivating yourself. I know some writers do succeed without any form of planning. If you enjoy what you are doing it doesn’t feel like work – it feels like fun!
The best creative writing tips are the simple ones.
One of the best tips I have received was given to me by the late Maeve Binchy.
In the earlier part of her career she was a newspaper journalist and didn’t have much free time.
She used to get up one hour earlier each day and spent the full hour writing. Some people are better suited to staying up late and writing in the early hours – it is the regularity that matters – not the time of day.
Being creative and pretending is part of being a human but for some, it takes a little more encouragement.
At times though, children can have difficulties putting their words down on paper for assignments in a timely fashion.
Maeve was a very kind woman and I met her during a difficult period in my own life. I had returned to education and was studying Film and Television, specializing in script writing.
I was wondering and worrying about whether I could ever make it through the course.