Writing is more psychological than it is physical. The problem is that people focus so much on the physical part than they do on the other. Writing begins from the mind, if you have not thought of it then you cannot pen it effectively. Writers block is tied to this principle. To get started, five keys are to be noted.
I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned here how much I love journaling, have I? Well, I love it. It’s a habit I developed about three years ago and since I began, I’ve never looked back.
I have journals that serve different purposes:
My Life Journal: I use this to just put my random thoughts on paper and record my views on various subjects. I write about current affairs in my life and address any emotions connected to them; about my fears, regrets and hopes. And I take stock of my life, write down lessons learned and milestones attained.
Misconceptions abound overtime that writers are talkative. What a myth! Whoever came about that ‘slogan’, I still wonder.
I was chatting with a girlfriend last week and she told me I had better quit writing else I would forever remain single. I was shocked and my mouth hung open. I tried to decipher the relationship between writing and relationship/marriage. She took her time to explain that her boyfriend –now ex- always emphasize that writers are talkative. And that her friends always agree with him. They claim writers always try to make their opinion count, always trying to shove it down people’s throat. And at the end of the day, they always write about what other people have discussed with them, presenting it wrongly. read more