Sometimes you just feel like writing; but you can’t because of pressure of works and lack of time and chances. Your writer’s mind sometimes becomes strong and influences you to write about something, but you don’t write either because you don’t have a computer nearby or the abovementioned reason applies to you.
On the other hand, sometimes you sit in front of a computer and begin writing something. But you just don’t have anything to write about. It’s not a good idea to force your brain to do something. For example, if you don’t feel good, you can’t study because your brain will not take anything into your memory at that specific time. Writing is no different. When your brain is not on mood, you should not force it by trying to write something. You should just relax.
When do I write?
The fact is, if you force your brain to write something when you don’t feel comfortable to, you would end up with writing a piece that is not good enough. If you judge that piece of writing at a later time, you will realize that you could actually write way better than that.
In the same way, if you utilize the time when you feel like writing (that’s when the writer’s mind inside of you wakes up), you will amaze at what you write because without any doubt that piece will be better than how good you actually can write. Trust me, this happens. I can say this because this happened a lot of times to me.
The best thing to do is write whenever you feel comfortable. You should start writing down your thoughts, story, novel, or whatever you’re up to as soon as you feel comfortable with writing. You should go with ancient style of writing — yes, I mean pen and paper. If you’re too lazy like me to do so, then you should at least take a notepad and write down the main points of the idea that floats on your mind. As a result, when you are in front of a computer or your beloved MacBook, you can easily write following the points wrote down earlier.
Does Environment impact?
I do believe, I mean, strongly believe that environment has a huge impact on your writing. I have seen a lot of established writers wrote that they need a calm, quiet and natural place to write better. Some writers move to a close-to-the-nature place so that they can write even better.
Let alone other writers, I myself feel the difference. Although I’m not a writer yet, I do have a passion of writing and I do write a lot. When I get closer to the nature, be it a village, bank of a river, or in a rainy evening at my very own home where every little raindrop is heard because of it being tin-shed house, I feel the temptation to write it down. I face a problem with the language I like to write in,* but that’s just me. If you have a passion of writing, just get closer to a superb natural scene that is calm and quiet, you will definitely feel the temptation to write down something besides being sleepy. 😉 😀
One more thing, when writing at such an environment, be sure to write freehand. Don’t even think about your grammar or spelling mistakes. You have lots of time ahead to check them out. If you force your brain to both write and edit, you’ll mess up and write less good.
* My native language is not English, it’s Bangla. But I don’t practice writing in Bangla that much because I want to be fluent in writing in English language. When writing, sometimes I get stuck by lack of knowledge in English. The best thing I do is, never stop!
Do you publish instantly?
Unless you’re writing a novel or a story, you have a chance to publish your writing as soon as it’s done. If you’re writing a post on some blog, what is the time that you publish your post on? Is it immediately after completing the post? That’s a bad practice.
These days, a lot of writers are growing up with the mercy of blogs. (Thanks to WordPress; I believe both WordPress tool and WordPress.com has the major contribution to spreading blogging and making it easier and fun.) We term those writers as bloggers because they just write on blogs; not printed books. However, bloggers are sort of writers as well. So, if you’re a blogger like me who likes to write down lots of stuffs and share them online with the world, you should be a little more careful about the time you publish.
I don’t mean the time that clock tells us about. You don’t have to worry about whether your friends are family have woke up yet or they are off to work. I’m talking about the time that you take before you publish your post when it is complete. Make sure you that you take longer time to revise it than you took to write it. When revising, you will definitely find out some common spelling or grammatical mistakes. The best thing you can do is publish it by the following day. Publishing takes less than a minute, and it doesn’t require your brain work. So, if you revise it after 24 hours, you will be able to make it better because odd mistakes are noticed at a later time; not exactly when you write. Therefore, you should revise your post at a later time and publish it at your convenient time.
So, what did you write sitting close to the nature?
If you’re reading this, most probably you already have a blog and that’s what made you expand this post. Have you already written any post on your blog sitting close to the nature on a calm, quiet and beautiful place? What was it all about? Are you going close to the nature to write one following my advice (thanks 😉 )?
Whether you’ve already written one or going to write one, don’t just forget to share the link of your post whenever published. I’m waiting to see how better you write sitting close to the nature. At the same time, if you have more advice to add, don’t hesitate. The comment form was built for you. 😉 😀