Friday, July 19, 2013

Things You Need to Do to Become an Official Writer-to-Be from a Fellow Writer

  1. A pen and notebook
    • For jotting out-of-the-blue ideas, family trees, character studies, etc.
  2. A laptop (optional)
    • Recording your ideas on a hard drive is very important for looking professional to publishers
  3. "Writer's Swag"
    • A pen tucked behind your ear; intelligent-looking glasses (real or fake); everyday wear, like that t-shirt you own with the kitten that says "Hang in there, baby" and your favorite sweatpants, somewhat-untidy hair, etc.
  4. "Writer's Face"
    • That scrunched-up facial expression and intense stare when you're rapidly typing a character interaction into your laptop and that overly-happy expression when you figure something that is amazing that applies to your novel
  5. Coffee
    • Whether it's plain coffee, coffee with cream, a macchiato, a cappuccino, or that really complicated drink you ordered from Starbucks, good ideas don't come easily when you're just starting in the morning and/or when you're writing in the dead of night
  6. Shutting yourself in your room/any place that unleashes your creativeness
    • You need concentration, not a common place where noises are barging into your Creative Zone, unless you need that kind of thing to work effectively
  7. Join a writer's group
    • This is where you can share your writing to people who know what you're going through as a writer and can helpfully contribute suggestions to make your work of art great. Plus, you may find your fellow nerd herd, depending on what you're interested in
  8. NEVER. STOP. WRITING.
    • Self-explanatory. Never stop loving what you create with writing, and certainly never stop practicing your craft. I get it if you need a break because you can't think of anything, but you should have moments of inspiration to get you back into the swing of things

Have a nice day, and never stop creating!
:heart:, RS