When to Write

When to Write

A Lesson by Underestimated

basically...when to write...yeah.


You can't just say, I'm going to write a book. HA. Yeah right, that's gonna work out. You can't just write whenever you 'need to.' Creativity can't be turned on like a faucet, says Calvin, You have to be in the right mood. Yes, for me, my creativity is brought on on a rainy day when I'm sitting at the computer and a nice cold drink is right beside me. When that happens, I'm the zone and I write like a maniac. Some people write better outside on sunny days, or in absolutely solitude in a dark room, or with Mozart playing in the background. We all know what makes us write. 
So when there's a rainy day, I take my chance. I bolt to the computer and BAM, writing is happening. Unfortunately, writer's block is killing me right now and our state is having a rainy season. Woo Hoo. But enough about my writing tragedies, it's about you. 
You may have an idea, but trust me, you'll work better if you're relaxed and at home, then working on a measly laptop during lunch hour with a pencil in one hand and a turkey sandwich in the other. I could write on laptops, but for me, it's just the way the key board is that holds me back a little. Unless of course I go on vacation to a wonderful forest, then I bring the laptop because I know inspiration is waiting for me. 
Some people like to write on a whim, and I'm one of those people. Where there's no outline, no draft, no twist or secrets. Well, don't do that. It's my mistake. GET AN IDEA. Cause if you don't, you'll write everything you want to write, and than the parts you didn't plan are going to give you major writers block.

But please, write when you write, be inspired when aren't inspired, don't look for creativity, you already have it.  

Have a spectacularly wonderful and exciting day. (cause i won't)

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Posted 5 Years Ago

Thanks for the tips! :)

I usually enjoy writing late at night after my family had gone to bed because I do better in silence.

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Posted 6 Years Ago

I agree with The scholar and what a wonderful course thank you

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Posted 6 Years Ago

So true, each of us has our own personal setting that encourages creativity.
Sometimes though, I think you have to sit down and force your hand to write, whether you feel like it or not. That's how you break writer's block after all, you have to write it out of your system.

Awesome lesson! Thanks! And kudos again for the Calvin and Hobbes integration, I love that comic
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