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


Featured Authors:  Rhoberta Shaler, iGisele Vincent-Page, iCHANTI LACE, iKalikiano Kalei, iDavid Litwack, iHarry and Elizabeth Lawrence, iAlfred Garrotto, i

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

Mona Gallagher

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Articles
· Poetry
· Stories
· 3 Titles
· 3 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Oct, 2007

Mona Gallagher, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Mirror, Mirror... E-book download / print book
by Wendy Laing

Co-authored by Dianne Dalziel & Wendy Laing under the pen name, Dalziel Laing, “Mirror Mirror…” is a mystery story with two parallel tales. One tale covers a century, the..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Getting over yourself; making the transition from thinking to writing
by Mona Gallagher   
Rated "G" by the Author.
Last edited: Saturday, October 06, 2007
Posted: Saturday, October 06, 2007

  Print   Save    Follow    Share 

Do you stall when you're trying to write- get writers block? Try these tips.

When you write, be who you are. Mark Twain rarely used complicated and difficult language in his writings. He did what he did best; he told stories. Clear and concise language wins over long-winded complex sentences, unless you happen to be an attorney writing a legal brief.

You don't have to be in your writing element when you sit down to write, but it helps if you're rested and fresh. It's understood that many people work a full-time job in addition to writing. You do need, at least, some passion or interest in the subject on which you're writing.

As with any medium, some of us need a trigger to release the words, emotions, humor or satire that lie just beyond our immediate reach.

Getting started

If your writing inspiration comes to you when you're working, driving or shopping, you should carry a small notepad with you to record your key words or thoughts.

Is debate your style? Can you produce strong argument for your side of a debate? Building an article, oftentimes, can be approached in the same manner. Address the topic and give it your personal perspective with reason and argument to support your stance. With some adaptation, you can approach a story or a novel using the same principles.

I have a friend who defines each character by name, idiosyncrasies, occupation and background information. He describes the setting and a generalized plot before he ever writes one word of his story. This works well for him because he writes for one genre and knows the plot will revolve around certain types of characters.

If your style is to sit down and write without fleshing out your characters or plot in advance, you're in luck with today's word processors. Once you have a written a few pages, a few short keyboard actions can move and reorganize the writing flow just as you choose.

In my writing group we used writing prompts as triggers to get into the act of writing. For instance, we once did submissions on a topic that asked the question, "How does a broken plate view the world from under the table?" It might seem like a frivolous topic, but we received the most creative and amusing submissions and insight from this prompt.

Writing can be compared to putting together a new toy or appliance at Christmas time. Hands-on people don't bother with directions until they're needed. By-the-book people read the instructions carefully before they start. Do what works for you.

Web Site:

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

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

Popular Philosophy Articles
  1. What kind of Age are we Living in?
  2. Universal Reasoning
  3. Liberation from suffering
  4. Myth Makers and the End of Myth
  5. Introspection, for the Times, they are a-C
  6. Aiding The Underprivileged and The Needy
  7. Evolving Thoughts
  8. Simple Times (an observation)
  9. Everything is on its way to Somewhere
  10. Metaperspectives for the Future: Technolog

Tuchy's Law--- wisdom from those that cross my path by Tuchy (Carl) Palmieri

Tuchy’s law is a lifetime collection of the most impactful words of wisdom that came to Tuchy Palmieri, over the years, and under all circumstances. This unique collection i..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Decoding of the Lao-zi (Dao-De Jing): Numerological Resonance by Alexander Goldstein

As a canon, the "Dao-De Jing" is a symbolic work and its symbols transcend its context. When this is properly understood, all 81 sections of it divided into nine divisions and two ..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.