Wednesday, 25 April 2012
V is for Value
Apart from writing good quality content, how can you bring real value to your writing? I've been thinking about this topic for a while. It all depends on what you value.
Personally, a good writing friend is high on my list. Someone who will read my work, detect any errors and point me in the right direction if something isn't working. Someone to motivate me and assist me to reach my goals. An accountability partner.
Before I begin writing, there are some things I do to create a motivational atmosphere.
I make sure I'm comfortable, not too hot, and not too cold. I'll choose music from the IPod, to listen to in the background, while I work. Sitting comfortably is another must. Sometimes I'm at my desk, otherwise you'll find me with my feet up and my laptop on my knee.
Taking breaks is top priority, you have to get away from your desk to allow your mind to wander. I enjoy a walk weather permitting, and if that's out of the question, I'll stroll around the house doing small tasks like emptying waste bins, or loading the washing machine. Then, I'll return to the task with new energy. After I've had a cup of tea of course.
What brings value to your writing?