Stephen King is a prolific and highly successful writer. One writing tip that he gives us is to avoid distraction. He says -
“TV---while working out or anywhere else---really is about the last thing an aspiring writer needs.”
“There’s should be no telephone in your writing room, certainly no TV or videogames for you to fool around with.”
Distractions of any kind do not help the creative process. You may find that you think best about your writing and your ideas in certain situations. Tracey Jones, one of our creative writing tutors finds that she thinks best about her writing when she is sitting on a train, a passenger in a car or sitting alone in a coffee shop. In those situations, there are people around, but there is little distraction to your creative processes.
If you would like to be a writer, but struggle to find the time to be a writer, perhaps it isn't about finding the time, but finding the time when you can be free from distraction.
So what can you do –
Don’t think, I want to be a writer. Think I am a writer and get started.
If you are struggling to find the inspiration to write, why not take a short course in Creative Writing to get you started –
Creative Writing – 20 hour short course
Or why not have a look at our ebooks on creative writing.
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