Writing doesn’t have to be done behind a desk or in front of a computer. Writing is portable.
In today’s blog I’m going to help you dispel that way of thinking that you have to work at a desk in order to write and show you that writing can be done anywhere.
Go with the flow
Being organized is good but, sometimes it’s beneficial to not be so rigid about when you plan on writing. If scheduling your writing time isn’t your cup of tea (or coffee) and you’re finding it be doing more harm than good I’m encouraging you to write when the mood strikes. Write when there’s an idea, write when you’re on the bus; jot down a quick sentence when you’re standing in line for your morning coffee. No matter where you are or what you’re doing (don’t write and drive), when you get a creative itch, scratch it! Try this mode of thinking and test this method to see if it works for you. By taking the pressure off of yourself as to how and when to write, your mind will be at ease and open to creativity.
Technology is always as our fingertips. It could be a smartphone, tablet or a laptop. As I mentioned before, when you feel the creative urge, there’s always a means to record your thoughts at a moment’s notice. Get into the habit of jotting down your thoughts in an instance. Whether it’s in an app like Evernote or simply in the Notes section on your phone – find what works best for you. As a tip, keep a running document open and available for when you have an idea. Pull up that app and get to writing. Then, when it comes time to either write the chapter of your book or finish a blog post, you’ll have that document ready and raring to go.
Grab a writing utensil
If you’re into the more traditional route of writing be sure to always have a pen and paper readily available. Carry these tools around as if you are a private eye ready to jot notes down at the drop of a dime. At the end of the day, collect your thoughts and organize your notes in a binder or keep them in a folder. Perhaps you can type them up and expand on them a bit more. The biggest piece of organizational advice that I can offer you today is to make sure that you keep your notes in one place. Not on random scraps of paper or napkins. Find a notebook or a journal and keep your notes in one place, that way you won’t be searching high and low for that Post It note with a world changing idea on it!
I hope that these three simple tips will help you on your writing journey! Writing is fun and writing can be done everywhere and anywhere!