The principles of Successful Writing
All successful writing in whatever medium contains three basic elements. For simplicity I call them the three I’s:
Before we get to the actual business of writing, let’s consider the motivation. What one might call the job satisfaction of the work.
Many writers complain that they do not enjoy the process. They find it agonising, daunting, or stressful. I cannot understand this. To me, whilst it may at times be frustrating, it seems the most fulfilling job on the planet. Creativity in whatever form, in whatever job, is the secret to happiness – the arts are the most creative of all occupations – and writing is the art that combines both imagination and intellect to the greatest degree.
Now, before we get onto the actual content of what you are writing, let’s consider the circumstances under which you are doing it. Your working conditions will affect your productivity enormously. Simply sitting day after day, tapping away with no break except for a cup of coffee, is not in the long run going to be good for either your health or your productivity.Keep Reading…
Keeping fit is positively the last topic about writing conditions before we get onto the writing itself. This one is crucial, because one’s state of fitness affects one’s creative state of mind HUGELY. It’s very easy for writers to let their obsession with the work and their sedentary lifestyle gradually affect their health, which then affects their creativity.Keep Reading…