of "7 Easy Steps to Write Your Book"
The first thing you want to do before you begin writing
is to prepare
to write - just like anything you do, you prepare. Let me
give you an example:
I would like you to think of
something that you really enjoy doing. How do you like to
have fun? Do you like to cook, play golf or tennis, sew, go
jogging? What is your favorite hobby or sport? Think of
your favorite hobby or sport 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 playing 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, getting prepared 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, like relishing a fine meal, enjoying passionate
sex or losing yourself in a fantastic movie. 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.
When I'm in my creative
zone, I feel:
ê Happy and
excited - I can't wait to get started!
I'm going to write everything I want!
ê Inspired -
overflowing with ideas!
ê No sense of
time - it just flies by!
ê Juicy - I have lots of content,
ready to come out!
When I get into my creative
zone, I cannot write fast enough! I start laughing and
smiling and wow! What a great place to be. I enjoy and
savor every minute.
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
If you would you like to learn
how to create your own Writer's Power Tools™ , the key that
opens the door to your creative zone and what I call, writing
"on demand", simply email me at Ann@SoYouWantToWrite.com
and I will send you a copy of my ebook, "Creating Your
Writer's Power Tools: Writing on Demand". My gift
To your writing success!
Author of "7 Easy Steps to Write
Your Book!" Amazon #1
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Contact Info: Ann
So, You Want to Write!
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Olympia, Washington 98513