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Getting ready and into it!

10 Years Ago

Think about the ways you write, not your style but how you sit, where and what your surroundings are. Are you at a desk, sitting on your bed, or maybe your at the kitchen table? There are so many different ways in which you could write, and finding what is right for you is key to your success as a writer.

Get Comfortable
If your sitting in an uncomfortable position you wont be able to write for an extended period. Find what works for you and go for it. Getting too comfortable can be a drawback as well. If you are anything like me, daydreaming and comfort equals sleep. So make sure you're sitting up. I suggest sitting at a desk, in a comfortable chair. 

Settle In
Take everything you could possible need and arrange it around you. I usually take a jug of water, some snack and a dictionary/thesaurus. This way the only reason for you to leave the desk is for the toilet, or other important reasons. 

Limit Your Distractions
Turn off the TV, put the phone away and even disconnect the internet. You want to be able to focus everything on the task at hand. Even the smallest of distractions can break your rhythm, once it's broken, it can be really hard to get back into it. So remain focused and remove those distractions before they become a problem.

If you get stuck, don't be afraid to take a break. Go for a walk, listen to some music, bounce idea's off of a friend. Don't just sit there and stare at the screen, that wont help at all. Take a break, even for just five minutes, come back to it and read over everything you have written. You will probably pick up on a few editing mistakes, and with any luck feel fresh and inspired to continue.

Ok guys, the rest is up to you, hope this helped.
P.S. This is an original document, entirely written by me, Breannan Hepburn, please do not reproduce without permission.

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