Ten Secret Ways To Make Your Brain Get The Write Idea

Once you have an​ idea for a​ book and a​ plan for how to​ get it​ written and marketed, it’s time to​ put your brain to​ work with some writing exercises. Here are 10 different tips to​ help your brain get the ‘WRITE’ idea:

• When an​ idea comes to​ you, usually unexpectedly, it​ is​ time to​ write ¾ right now! Record it​ on anything that’s handy and transfer it​ to​ full size paper as​ soon as​ possible so you won’t lose it.

• You should write as​ long and as​ often as​ possible when you’re “in the mood” to​ write. Ideas can flow over a​ period of​ minutes, hours and days so steal time if​ you have to​ in​ order to​ write when you are on a​ roll. It’s a​ justifiable action.

• Write in​ the places where you are most inspired and where you go to​ relax and rejuvenate yourself. if​ you write in​ these places you will increase writing time because these are the places you frequent in​ order to​ make sense of​ life. Inspirational locations bring out the best in​ you.

• Carry with you at​ all times key words and phrases from your Table of​ Contents along with supporting points you want included. Use this barebones outline to​ write in​ the waiting rooms of​ doctors’ offices or​ while your wife/husband is​ shopping or​ whenever the opportunity presents itself. Key words and phrases are all you need to​ get you started writing. They are all the inspiration you need.

• Get up a​ little early 2 or​ 3 days a​ week or​ go to​ bed a​ little later 2 or​ 3 days a​ week. Set aside this time to​ write. You might also consider using part of​ your lunch hour, if​ you get an​ hour, to​ write a​ few days a​ week.

• if​ you are a​ sports fan write between periods, at​ half time or​ even during those 3-5 minute commercial breaks. You might also try keeping the sports event on the TV ‘muted’ even when the game is​ on. if​ I’m rolling along with my writing I don’t really need the sound to​ understand what is​ going on and I can always un-mute the TV if​ something interesting is​ going on.

• if​ you’re writing a​ particularly interesting or​ important section of​ your book, leave it​ out where you can see it. It’s easier to​ just pick it​ up and write for a​ few minutes if​ it’s readily available. Having your work handy also generates ideas just by looking at​ it. You can jot down those ideas in​ the margins of​ your work. (In our house my papers may get moved in​ the tidying process. Make sure you know where your spouse puts those tidied papers! Consider investing in​ an​ “inbox” for those inevitable fits of​ housecleaning; that way, you will never lose something important.)

• if​ you have kids, arrange to​ exchange babysitting or​ child watching sessions with someone to​ allow you to​ write in​ a​ large block of​ time during times when it’s your best time to​ create. I’m a​ morning writer and a​ sports watching writer. Exchanging child sitting time must be mutually beneficial. Using this kind of​ arrangement also removes any guilt and frustration you might experience regarding finding and using large blocks of​ time.

• Pay someone to​ look after the children. at​ crucial times in​ the book authoring process this may be a​ good investment. This is​ especially true if​ writing is​ a​ re-creational activity for you. You deserve time for yourself doing what you want to​ do that has a​ positive impact on your life.

• Request for your birthday a​ weekend retreat to​ write your book. Pick a​ location that’s inspiring for you, relaxing but not distracting, and where interruptions are at​ a​ minimum. it​ could be at​ a​ friend’s house or​ cottage while they are away for the weekend. or​ better yet, send your family away on a​ great weekend vacation while you stay at​ home in​ the comfort of​ your own office. This plan works just as​ well for a​ single day as​ it​ would for a​ weekend.

There are additional strategies that put your brain to​ work for you, but even starting with these ten strategies will propel you toward success.

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