Archive for May, 2012
Many times when you write you are at a loss for words, or you keep using the same word over and over again. One tool that can help you with this problem is a thesaurus. A thesaurus is a resource that gives you synonyms or other words for the word that you are using. For example, if you want to get another word for person, just look up that word. You will see words like being, human, creature, character, and so forth. Now a days you do not even need to have a Read the rest of this entry »
As a writer, it is vital that you stay focused on your subject. Unfortunately, the outside world contains plenty of little distractions and annoyances that can draw your attention away from your work. Exterior noise such as loud traffic and leafblowers is often unavoidable, and if you are sharing your workspace with other people, you might also have to deal with random chatter or the shuffling of papers. Most writers know only too well how frustrating such distractions can be.
Fortunately, you can easily cancel out outside noise while you write with music. Putting on music while you Read the rest of this entry »
Every writer gets that feeling from time to time. You’re at your desk, sitting in front of the same screen you’ve been staring at for five hours. Your pace seems to have slowed considerably, your eyes feel strained, and you’re now at the point at which you can’t think of what else to write.
This is just the time to take a break. It is important to take regular breaks when doing any kind of work that involves concentration and serious thought, and the same rule applies to writing. It can be tempting Read the rest of this entry »