All successful writing in whatever medium contains three basic elements. I call them the three I’s...Inspiration, Individuality and Inteligence.
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 crucial when becoming a writer, because one’s state of fitness affects one’s creative state of mind HUGELY.
The next most crucial items in the writer’s armoury. It doesn’t matter how vital your subject matter, or how brilliant your writing style, if you don’t have tension in your story, and if it doesn’t move with pace, your readers will get bored or frustrated.