Friday, December 28, 2012

5 Tips To Help You Finish Your Book

 This is from the website too :)

   Do you ever start writing an awesome piece then forget to finish it? Do you get bored with your writing and move on to what seems to be a more interesting, exciting idea? We know it can be challenging to stick with what you started, but here are some tips to help you finish that book!

Choose comfortable topics. When you have a passion for what you are writing about, you will have so much to say! Make sure your topic is something that truly inspires you and can be written into a novel. This will push you to complete it so your words get out there and can hopefully encourage many others to do the same!

Fake a deadline. Pretend you are writing your novel as a school assignment, and make different parts of it due each week. By setting up a goal for yourself, it will push you to finish it, just as if you were writing an essay or research paper. Plus, it is not as overwhelming if you take baby steps toward your ultimate goal!

See your novel as a draft. Don’t stress yourself out about the little details just yet! See your novel as a rough draft that will in turn come with mistakes and errors that you can polish up later. Focus on getting your main idea into your novel, and when it comes time to edit, you can revise.

Eliminate distractions. Close up all your accounts that would interrupt your writing such as Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. Sometimes you may say you are going to write but get bored and find yourself spending countless hours seeing who said this and that. In fact, try a different venue to write in, such as your local library or park where there is minimal noise or nuisances!

 Set aside time. Take time out of your day to write, whether it’s 30 minutes or an hour. If you do this, reward yourself, which will motivate you to keep writing. You can fit your time around your schedule or end up writing in your free time whenever that may be. Just remember to push yourself and even keep notes on how much you have accomplished with the time and how much you write. Look back to this when you become unenthused with your writing. 
 Written by Nicole Klock

   Hope you all have a wonderful New Years! I'll see you all next year (2013)!

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