Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  C Schutter, iCHANTI LACE, iD.L. Carroll, iTobias Roote, iMark Vogel, iDietmar Rothe, iJennifer Chase, i

  Home > Poetry > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Lisa Arnold

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· 6 Titles
· 10 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Oct, 2006

Lisa Arnold, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Hi, my name is Mary Ann
by Mary Ann Barrucco

cover Alcoholism, compulsive gambling and the ordeals of a heart transplant..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Become A More Productive Writer
by Lisa Arnold   
Rated "G" by the Author.
Last edited: Monday, April 30, 2007
Posted: Monday, April 30, 2007

  Print   Save    Follow    Share 

Recent articles by
Lisa Arnold

           >> View all

This is my first published article



By Lisa Arnold



            Basically, there are two types of writers, those who talk about being a writer and those who write. One the hardest things for writer to do is find time to write. Our busy schedules and lifestyles do not allow much time for writing. However, to be a productive writer it is imperative to find time to write.


            The best way to become a more productive writer is to write everyday.  Whether you have a half an hour or several hours a day to write you must devote time to writing on a daily basis. If you do not, your writing will not be as effective.


            For those of you with a limited writing schedule, you must learn to utilize your spare time. Take ten minutes to write in the morning before going to work. Write for five or ten minutes during your lunch and or work breaks and a half hour or so before going to bed. These short writing sessions will add up in a week.


If possible, before hand, make an outline of what you wish to write during those spare moments. If you have, five to ten minutes here and there schedule in those times with a specific writing project. For example, write a poem or a few paragraphs of a short story, article or novel. Be sure not to set your writing goal too high. Make sure what you set out to write can be accomplished in the allotted time.


            For those more fortunate writers, who have several hours at a time to devote to writing, make a weekly plan. Decide what you want to write for every day of the week, set goals and be sure to meet every goal. For example, if you decide to write four poems on day one, write those four poems. Do not settle for writing less than what you planned to write for any given day.  Follow through with your schedule for every day of the week and in a week’s time you will have a short story or several pages of a novel or poetry collection completed!


            No matter what, you must eliminate distractions during your writing period. Turn off the cell phone, iPod, DVD player, Blackberry, radio, television and any other device that would distract you from completing your scheduled writing goals. If you take five minutes to answer a call from a friend or ten minutes to listen to a few songs, your writing time will be compromised. So whenever possible, avoid any interruptions while writing. Your writing and readers will thank you for that.


Whatever your writing schedule, limited or full, leave your weekends free. You will want to use this time for planning your schedule for the following week and to take a much-needed break from writing.


If you apply these simple, yet effective guidelines to your writing schedule, you will become a more effective and productive writer in one week.

Web Site: Echoes Within

Reader Reviews for "Become A More Productive Writer"

Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 4/30/2007
I enjoyed yoru advice for becoming a more productive writer.
Popular Poetry Articles
  1. Safa Tempo: Poems New and Selected
  2. The Poetic Genius of William Blake
  3. Page from my BOOK.
  4. Targets Be Warned
  5. Avowals to Unity
  6. Poem Accepted for Publication in Anthology
  7. Sovereign Head Thrones
  8. Peace Is A Three Letter Word
  9. Ian's List of Foundation Books for Contemp
  10. Anatomy Of A Poem