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Is it important to have a specific time for writing daily?

Is it important to have a specific time for writing daily?

I was listening to Elizabeth Gilbert talk on nurturing creativity on Ted.com; I could not help but ask myself if it is important to have a specific time for writing daily. She said she gets up at the same time everyday to write. Furthermore, Jurgen Wolff in his “ten top tips for new writers” also advised writers to schedule a specific time to write. He stated that if writing is not scheduled, it will not happen. I decided to...

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How do I know I can write?

How do I know I can write?

Have you ever asked yourself this question? Perhaps the thoughts of you being a writer have crossed your mind a number of times. You may dismiss them because the critic in you can’t imagine you can write. As you discuss with friends, or you read on writing you ask, “how do I know I can write” Perhaps, I should define who a writer is: A writer is simply a person who pens or types his thoughts and ideas on a paper or word document to inform,...

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The evolution of writing and how the present day beginner stands to benefit

The evolution of writing and how the present day beginner stands to benefit

How did writing start in the first place? Did it start with the Greeks who are known to have been knowledgeable centuries ago? Perhaps it may have! Or was it the Romans that initiated writing? Or the Egyptians? What caused the Greeks or Romans or the Egyptians to begin to communicate through writing? Whoever wrote down the first alphabets or words must have had a strong desire burning within to communicate. Now one may not be able to tell...

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Is writing daily feasible for a nine to five (9-5) worker?

Is writing daily feasible for a nine to five (9-5) worker?

A number of us are stuck in our jobs such that we don’t have time to pursue a passion. We write a host of genres in our minds but not on paper. Our times have been so encumbered (or so we think!) we have concluded it is impossible to ever be writers. And of course since the writing is yet to generate money, quitting day job will be out of question with bills to pay. Furthermore, some workers are called 9-5 workers but their work times...

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For Aspiring Writers – Four Techniques to Finding Out What to Write

For Aspiring Writers – Four Techniques to Finding Out What to Write

If you have a desire in you to write, one of the hesitations you may think you have is what to write. The challenge is not really what to write but I believe aspiring writers are more conscious of criticism than actual writing. When you remove your focus from what people will say about your writing  to actually writing, you will find out you have articles, novels (fiction and non-fiction), poems  and perhaps other genres within you....

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