Thursday, June 28, 2012

Four Tips for Writing with Passion

by Nancy Parker

Writing seems like fun at first. I mean, what can be more fun than expressing yourself and sharing your interests and talent with the world, right? But, eventually, you may get bored. You are sick of being tethered to the computer, pouring out your heart with little to no reward. Or, worse yet, you are bored with your story. The same thing, day in and day out, and you are just burnt out. But what can you do? You don’t want to just stop and lose everything you’ve worked so long and hard for. Well, here are four ways to put the spark back in your writing life.

1. Take a break – Everyone gets burnt out. If you work on something, anything, for too long, no matter how fun it is, you will get tired of it. You can take a break. Sometimes, you have to. Now, that doesn’t mean that your story lies fallow, losing inspiration like rats off a sinking ship. There are other avenues. Take notes. Get into your character’s backgrounds. Heck, just draw pictures! Take a break from the long, draining bouts of writing and regain your passion.

2. Start afresh – No one ever said you couldn’t change things up. Maybe you have a story aboutromance. You are sick of romance. If you have to see one more shirtless dude you are going to puke. So, change it up. Start writing about mystery, for example. At first, tie it in with the romance. Things like a love triangle and a murder mystery would be a good start. Then as you go along, you can change the direction of your story completely and not lose all your hard work.

3. Pick something new – You’ve written the crud out of your story. You are just sick to death of writing essentially the same thing day in and day out. Here’s a hint: look at it a new way. If you’ve been writing from a male perspective, try writing from a female. If you’ve been writing as a senior, try writing as someone younger, or vice versa. If you come at things from a new way, you’ll see everything differently.

4. Fall in love – This can be literal or metaphorical. It is true what they say; that falling in love changes the way you see the world. Whether you have a new relationship in your life or just a new hobby, share the love. When you are passionate, it shows in your writing. It's easier to write, things flow better, and it's just more fun to read.

Don’t get so caught up in the business of writing that you forget your love for writing--the reason you started writing in the first place. Take a break, get some air, start a new hobby, and fall in love with your writing all over again.

Nancy Parker was a professional nanny and she loves to write about wide range of subjects like health, Parenting, Child Care, Babysitting, Live out nanny tips, etc. You can reach her @ nancy.parker015 @

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