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How to Find a Writing Process that Works For You
Writing projects often take longer than anticipated and that's simply because many writers don't have a process that helps them work efficiently. All experienced writers develop a rhythm to their work with practice and experience. They understand how they work, when they work best, and the different phases of the writing process—and they accomplish more as a result.
However, because writing is a creative process, it cannot be fully systemized. You cannot expect turn out copy with the same precision and degree of excellence every time. Still, by working out a system that you can live with and one that works reasonably well, you can expect to have reasonable degree of proficiency that can be counted on.
Remember that writing systems vary from writer to writer, and even a writer that uses the same system over and over may vary their approach according to their experience on the subject and the kind of writing being done. It's difficult to pin something like writing down and give it an exact schedule that can be counted on again and again. Still, most writers go through similar phases with each project.
Procrastination, Hesitation, and Writer’s Block
The trick is to not let this initial hesitation overcome your ability to write what needs to be written. Try setting a strict time limit for yourself—say ten or fifteen minutes of procrastination before you start a project. Allow your subconscious to take over, but only for a specific amount of time. Then jump in to the writing and don’t look back.
Planning and Organizing
Finding Your Rhythm
About the Author: Melinda Copp is a writing coach, ghostwriter, and book editor who specializes in helping aspiring authors reach their writing goals. Sign up for her free e-zine at www.FINALLYwriteabook.com, and get a free special report!
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