What to do BEFORE you pick up your pen!
Your Author’s Coach
Bestselling Author of “7 Easy Steps to Write Your Book”
Amazon #1 Bestseller!
Tired of saying to yourself: I need tips on writing a book? The first thing you want to do before you begin writing your book is to prepare to write. Just like anything you do, you prepare. Let me give you an example:
Think of something you really enjoy doing. How do you like to have fun? Do you cook, play golf, tennis, sew, or go jogging? Think of your favorite fun thing to do and answer one very important question: Before you participate in this favorite activity, what do you do prior to starting?
Here’s my guess:
- You make plans to do it – perhaps set a date or time
- Put on certain clothes (running shoes, apron or favorite golf hat)
- Gather your tools or equipment
- Think about how you are going to do it
- Go to a certain place (tennis court, golf course, kitchen)
- Have fun!
In other words, you plan and prepare! Think about it for a minute, let’s use golf as an example:
- You set up a tee time
- Put on your golf clothes
- Pack your golf clubs
- Go to the golf course
- Meet your golf pals
- Have a great time golfing!
It is the exactly the same thing with writing! Yes, it’s true! Just like preparing to play golf or do anything you enjoy doing, preparing for your upcoming writing appointment gives you the same experience: a fantastic writing session.
So how do you get into the creative zone – that magical place where everything comes out exactly the way you want it? How do you know what your creative zone is? How do you know when you are in it? What does it look like and how does it feel?
I’ve asked many writers, authors and speakers what their creative zones were like and how they got there. It is different for everyone. The one thing that I found was true for everyone was that when they started to speak about it, they got into it.
That “special place” is a magical place for sure, where you are totally “into” what you are doing. In this heightened, creative state, you are totally concentrated and focused and your energy is pulsing through you. This is “the zone” where all creativity flourishes.
The amazing part of this is that you can enter your creative zone anytime you wish! As often as you like! For as long as you want! I know this to be true, because I do it myself every day, using my “Writer’s Power Tools™”.
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To your writing success!
The Author’s Coach
Creator of the Author’s Boot Camp, Author’s Retreat and Author’s Online Course