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Deep Writing Requires That We Put Our Worries on a Back Burner Before We Sit Down To Write by Irene Roth

It can be difficult to do deep writing. However, with a bit of practice and perseverance, you can achieve this without any problems. One of the worse things that writers can do is to sit down and write when they are distracted by worry. In this article, I will show you how to avoid this and to do your best deep writing by taking a few concrete steps.

The deep writer shifts his focus away from himself and focuses on his writing. This shift is permanent as long as he is writing a particular piece. Whatever you are doing or wherever you are going, your writing follows you. The deep writer is always oriented towards his work.

Secondly, the deep writer commits to her writing. Each day, the writer starts with new choices and commitments. You must decide what you will work on and then let the idea or scene percolate. A writer’s choices are always incubating. A deep writer’s pledge is that she will give her writing her full, undivided attention.

Third, you should honor the process of writing. Everything a writer does is required willpower and surrender. We have to exert our will to help influence the process by demanding of ourselves that we write 6 days a week, instead of 2 days. We also have to surrender to the process of writing. We must demand hard work from ourselves and surrender to the fact that only a percentage of stuff we write will please us. Most of us are hypercritical about our writing.

So, take these three steps today to write deeper. You can do this most concretely by setting your worries aside.

The most important ways to write at our best is to take concrete steps to set our worries aside when we write. This is our recipe for success as writers.

When we sit down to write, we should take steps to center and relax, despite our worries. Here are a few ways you can do this:

  1. Place a box outside of your office door. Before you come in, put your worries in your box and seal it. 2. Walk into your office mindfully. Remove your phone and cell phone from your office and put them outside out of reach. Don’t forget to turn off the ringers on all your phones. 3. Sit down and do a centering exercise. Set a timer for two to five minutes. Take a few deep breaths, close your eyes. Keep taking deep breaths and focusing inward until the beeper goes off. 4. Turn on your computer. Open your word program and write. 5. Refrain from checking email or cruising the internet until AFTER you have completed your writing for the day. 6. Set a timer for one hour. Start writing and do nothing but write for the time. If stuff surfaces in your mind as you write, write it down and deal with it later. 7. Don’t answer your office door if someone knocks. Tell your family you will be writing. 8. If worries surface as you write, take steps to hush your inner negative ramblings. Keep refocusing and writing. You can do it!

By taking these steps, you will be doing the best writing that you are capable of.

We can all write deeply. And we can all set our worries aside to do our best writing through practice and effort with a bit of self-discipline. Take the above steps, and you will be doing your best writing in no time.

Irene S. Roth writes for teens, tweens, and kids about self-empowerment. She is the author of over twenty books and over five hundred online articles. She also has four hundred and sixty published book reviews both online and in print. For more writing tips, please visit her website at https://irenesroth.wordpress.com/. In addition, she published book about how writers can follow through. Please double click on this link for more information. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/498045


About jcladyluv

Jimmetta Carpenter is the Editor and Creator of the Free Fall Literary E-Zine and the Spoken Like A Queen E-Zine. She has dedicated herself to the power of the words and given into her passion for writing and has been writing poetry officially since the age of ten. She has a book of poetry titled “The Art of Love” published through lulu.com under the pen name Gemini. She is currently finishing up with her first novel and already working on her second. In 1998 she had her poem “Rest In Peace” published in an anthology put out by the International Library of Poetry and in the Spring of 2007 will have another poem titled “Through The Eyes of an Angel” published in another anthology also put out by the International Library of Poetry. She was also awarded the Editor’s Choice Award for that poem as well. She is looking forward to having a very long and rewarding career in writing and hopes that through living out her dreams she can inspire someone else out there to realize theirs. Her advice to other up and coming authors is to NEVER stop believing N your dreams and don’t ever be afraid to dream big. Jimmetta can be contacted by sending her an e-mail at freefall_lbp@yahoo.com or jcladyluv@yahoo.com.

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