Where and When I Get My Best Writing Done?
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I realize as writers we have a tendency at times to get writer’s block, or maybe we simply get lazy. The thing is that over the years, even at my day job, which is technical writing, I realized that I do my best work when something dramatic happens. For instance, at work, we might get audited by the government and there is a need to research, locate, and updated documentation in a very short amount of time to meet any federal or state laws. This means that I need to push myself beyond what needs to be done but it makes for great work or outcomes.
As with my personal blog whenever I get into an argument with my wife, teen, or even something that happens at work, I storm off to my office (or I am in my office) and my brain starts providing context. The flood doors open and ideas, thoughts, or experiences start to pour out and I just start typing away like a zombie.
It could get a little messy after my dump of information, maybe I just babble, but in many cases, after I read what I had just written, to my surprise it is good. Of course, the ever-so-often comment left behind by a reader also confirms the post caught their eye, which is nice. Whether it is a positive or negative comment, it just feels good.
So this brings me to where and when I get my best writing. You see when something dramatic happens, and sitting in my home office are the two variables that allow me to do my best writing. Of course, I do have a lot to learn, so my writing is a work in progress. The thing is now I have to figure out how to harness that feeling and apply it almost at will.
I think that once I have a handle on that feeling, I will be able to sit down and write more often. I do know that I need to jazz up my writing visually, you know in regards to changing fonts, or the layout, that way when a reader comes to my page, they visually get excited and want to stay and read several posts. I think that would be any writer or blogger’s idea right, we want to bring in, and entice readers to our blog or site.
As I said my best writing comes when something dramatic happens and I head to my office to let it all out. My question to you is, when or where or both do you get your inspiration to write? Maybe it is not writing, maybe it is music, art, whatever that might be, what triggers you to do it?
I come to the end of my post, and you know what this means, my thought of the day, “Inspiration comes in many forms, it’s a matter of finding what is the cause and then taking control of it so that you can apply it at will. Best of luck to you in all you do.”