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Don’t Distort My Vision: Keeping Focus on Effecient Writing

There are different grades to writing. Some are more time consuming to write, and some are rather simple. Beyond writing an old memoir, writing can take a lot of focus, diligence, and patience. As I’ve gotten more serious about the prospect of becoming a professional writer, I’ve noted the factors that contribute to some of my most efficient spurts of writing: atmosphere, incentive, and experience. These factors account for the reasons why some of my writings excel more than others.

If you write frequently, you’ll notice that certain elements in your atmosphere may help you produce better works.

I’ve been writing poetry, and reciting them aloud (for leisure), since the second grade. Therefore, I am in my comfort zone when writing odes, or songs. As I continue to pursue mastery of the art of songwriting, other forms of writing such as writing lengthy novels, have become a pass-time for me. There are several ways to etch out a novel. Today, less and less authors actually write or scribe their books. The laptop and personal computer, in many cases, have become substitute for writing words on paper. The best way to polish your writing style is by trial and error. A scrupulous and discriminating review of a prior finished product can enhance your future publications. I have found, after countless hours of pleasureful writing, that it behooves me to write my outline and draft by hand before typing a draft to edit. In the process of translating the written words to a computer draft, I get to elaborate on my raw thoughts, or make them more concise. If I were to type my raw draft (without a hand writing on paper), edit, and then publish, I would be reviewing my rough draft less, and heightening the potential for a less polished publication. The writing of a draft by hand, is personally satisfying for me; like raising an organic garden.  A drawback to writing a book or literary work by hand, before translating to a typed document, is that the process can take twice as long if not longer. Setting daily quotas can help you finish your works in an efficient time, regardless if you are writing by hand, or typing.

The Practice of Writing Manuscripts on Paper is a Descending Art.

Some of my most fluent writing comes when I am not preoccupied with an entertainment. When I have days to myself at home, my days in retrospect, are almost scripted. Each room has a task, and a means to complete them. Each room caters to a goal that has been set, and I always reserve the right to engage in any immediate recreation that I choose. If I’m listening to my favorite playlist online or through my music box, then I am not going to be doing my best writing. The same goes for if I am watching T.V.. I have even noticed that the clarity and fluentness of my penmanship may digress if I am being entertained by audible media.

Control your environment, and make your writing experience your own.

So, if you’re planning on having some lengthy writing sessions, then put yourself in a relaxed atmosphere with minimal distractions; Implement meeting your goals as an incentive, and expanding from what you are most comfortable with, can help you become a better writer. Keeping distractions to a minimum during your writing time can keep your focus straight. Even if you don’t meet all of your daily goals, the persistent progress toward them reassures of a finished product in a timely manner. Keep your focus straight, and Don’t Distort MY Vision.

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