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Cooking the Story Before Serving
7/1/2003 7:28:53 PM
Getting into your writer's brain.

When I sit down to write, I like to have my research with me. Iím surrounded by notes, pieces of paper, and of course, my laptop. My wife once accused me of having a mistress whenever I went upstairs to write on my laptop. Itís important to not let your writing interfere with family and friends. I become an introvert only for that time Iím thinking and writing. It takes a while to decompress, much like a diver returning to the surface. In many ways as a writer, you become two people. Itís a little strange, but exhilarating. Try not to write more than two hours at a time before you come up for air. My best times are late in the evening or early morning, but pick a time that works for you. The important thing to remember is that once you begin the process, try to write something everyday. This keeps the momentum going.



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More Blogs by A. Keith Barton
• monthly writer's newsletters - Sunday, March 28, 2010
• The Alpha Male Syndrome - Saturday, October 21, 2006
• An Ode to Writers - Friday, April 30, 2004
• Poetry Critique Group - Monday, April 19, 2004
• Love Poems - Wednesday, March 24, 2004
• Writer Support Group - Tuesday, September 23, 2003
• Tess Gerritsen, Medical Thriller Author - Monday, August 25, 2003
• Critique Groups - Wednesday, August 06, 2003
• The Five Percent - Sunday, July 06, 2003
• In the Zone - Tuesday, July 01, 2003
•  Cooking the Story Before Serving - Tuesday, July 01, 2003  
• My Writer's Den - Tuesday, July 01, 2003


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