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Are you writing a fantasy novel in the real world? Does your real-world need some fantasy tips and tricks to feel real? How to keep the two separate from combining together.

  • Fantasy World: Involves magic or abilities, magical portals. Fantasy creatures such as dragons, fairies, Elves, and monsters, etc.
  • Real World: No living magical creatures or dragons. The real world deals with real issues of everyday life. Paying taxes, working a full-time job, taking care of kids and getting them to school. Keeping the business going. A war between two different country’s, etc.

See the difference. So how do you keep them separate from combining in your story? Are you wanting to write a story about fantasy creatures and monsters, but not in the world. Yes, it’s possible.

If you don’t want your monsters to be in the real world then you can have your main character stumble upon a portal in the middle of nowhere or in the depth of the woods that leads to the Fantasy world. That’s another way you can keep the real world and the fantasy world separate.

Now if you want the real world and fantasy world to be together then you can have aliens come down from space and land on planet earth. Or you can have dinosaurs roam an island on the other side of the world. There are plenty of ways to have these two worlds combine if that’s what you want.

  • How to write a Fantasy World?: A fantasy world can have as many monsters and creatures as you want. If you want to write a dark fantasy novel and don’t understand the world then, of course, you’ll have to do some research. Do you want your dark fantasy to be in the real world or the fantasy world? If you don’t know what a dark fantasy book is here’s my little definition of it.

“Dark fantasy is a darker and spine-chilling theme of fantasy. (Meaning dark monsters, dark creepy towns, old castles, etc) It also has a gloomy atmosphere or a feeling of fear to it.”

That definition sounds like something I would want to write about.

If a dark fantasy is what you want to write about then you’ll have to build the world around the idea that you have. I don’t know enough about dark fantasy to write about so I would have to research.

If you are having trouble with writing a fantasy world and don’t know what monsters you want there is a book that I used a lot while writing. It’s called The Practical Guide to Monsters. When I write a fantasy book I go straight to this book.

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This book has all kinds of monsters in it. Its a great source for writing monsters.

  • The Rules: If you are going to write a story about a character entering the fantasy world make sure you know the rules. And keep them clean and simple throughout the story. Don’t let your characters break the rules either. You can have them understand and know how to break them if you want. I’ve seen that in books and in movies too. And when they do break the rules something either bad happens or someone dies.

For example: In my novel The Wish, my main character Inga (who is the evil witch from Salem Massachusetts) can’t live with wearing the diamond around her next because all the kids she has killed, their soul is trapped inside the diamond and it’s keeping her strong. If I have her take it off throughout the rest of the novel and she walks walking around like there’s nothing wrong then I broke my own rule. 

Understand now? You have to keep the rules in mind throughout each chapter. Its good to also write them down too, so when you do get to a scene where you are stuck then you can look back at the list that you wrote down earlier and see what rules you have.

  • World Building: World building is also an important theme throughout the novel. World Building is the setting of the novel. What does your world have? What does it need? Where is it at? What kind of people lives on it? What do they wear, how do they speak? These questions are important as well.

When I wrote The Wish I knew I was going to have my character Geena who is the psychic to have a vision of Salem Massachusetts and the town where Inga had come from. I needed to know what clothes these people wore and how they lived and how they talked. When I researched that I learned a few things about the town. I learned different ways they killed witches. Where they lived and what food they ate and how they clothed themselves. Developing a world can give you an insight of many things to come.

That’s it for this blog. Hope it helped. Have a great day and happy writing!

 

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When us writers think of an idea to write about but don’t know anything about that genre or theme that when it comes to researching it. If you already know about that genre and theme then you are good to go.

If you have an idea for a story already written on a notepad or a sticky note, but you still need to know more about the story then here are a few ways you can research for your novel.

Tip #1: What GENRE do you like the most?: My novel The Wish is a YA Paranormal Horror novel written from a 17-year-old’s point-of-view named Alivia Bell McGala (Yes, I named her after me) who lives out in the country with her mom Dorraine McGala. So here I already have the idea of the story started. The main character is Alivia, she’s 17 and she lives with her mom. This sounds like a YA novel. Right? Do you have a story set from a 15-year-old point-of-view? Or is your main character an 11-year-old? If so then you are writing a middle-grade book. So it’s best if you can think of what type of book you want to write.

You can write a long list of Genres you like then you can highligh them and narrow it down to however many you want like I have shown down below in the picture.

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Here you can see that I highlighted Horror, Paranormal, Adventure and Young Adult. My novel has all four of these themes in the book.

Tip #2: Brainstorm: Here is another way you can research your book idea. Down below in the picture you can see I have the word YA PARANORMAL HORROR with a circle around it.

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When you write the word Paranormal Horror what comes to mind first?

  • Ghosts
  • Haunted house
  • Demons
  • Evil Witch Inga
  • Bad dreams

There you have it. Just by thinking about the words paranormal horror I just came up with at least five ideas. In the picture, I have more. You can develop your backstory with the others like I have written down below.

  • 17-year-old Alivia Bell McGala
  • She lives with her mom Dorraine out in the country
  • Alivia makes a wish
  • Alivia goes fishing with grandpa
  • She’s close with her two cousins (Lauretta and Skeeter)
  • Geena (Psychic, Medium and a Paranormal Researcher
  • Visions
  • Salem Massachusetts

You see, just by writing all these ideas down you have come up with a big idea that you just researched from those three words YA PARANORMAL HORROR. That’s another way you can research your novel.

Now that I have all these ideas, the big one I must research is about the evil witch Inga. When I first wrote from Inga’s POV (Point of view) I didn’t know her enough and I didn’t know her backstory. So when I thought about who she was and where she came from I decided to have her come from Salem Massachusetts where the witch trials took place. I loved that idea and I wanted to write about it really bad.

BUT WAIT.

Salem Massachusetts? Witch Trails? Evil Witch? I didn’t know anything about those. I knew I had to do my research. Grab a notepad and write them down like I have done in the picture.

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Tip #3: What type of THEME do you want?: Bring up the web page and type in the three things you have to research. Once you do that then you’ll have to get a big notebook and write down the information that sticks out with you the most.

The one main thing that I struggled with the most in this book was knowing and understanding who Inga was as a witch who was from Salem Massachusetts. Like I have said before I didn’t know enough to write about Salem so I researched the most known facts about that town and I wrote them down.

The main fact was people were being hung or burned alive for witchcraft. So there was an idea. Inga was going to be burned alive at the stake because she did witchcraft. In my search, some of the real witches denied it and swore they didn’t do witchcraft but they were hung or burned alive anyways.

In Inga’s part, she did do witchcraft and she was proud of it. I’m not going to give you the whole story because I would love for you to read the book and find out what happens. But before Inga was going to be burned she created a spell to take her to the future and that’s where she meets Alivia.

Just by talking about the witch trails I came up with a whole new idea. We know Inga is from Salem. We know she does witchcraft. And we know she loves doing it. There you go. You have a character already figured out and you have done your research.

Research isn’t a hard thing to do once you get an idea set and you are ready to brainstorm more ideas. When you first start you think I can’t do this, I won’t think of anything good, Where do I go. We all think like that, but once you get ideas down you’ll think of those as well.

BUT WAIT. The research isn’t over yet. 😦

Sure I have my evil witch and her backstory all set, but there’s more to the story than just Inga. Remember you have that other list you wrote down.

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You have the ghosts, the haunted house, the demons and the bad dreams. What’s causing all it? Why is the house haunted? Why is Alivia being attacked by these demons? Where are the bad dreams coming from? You will at some point have to answer these questions. Of course, they are answered in the book, but if you can try to answer them before writing the book then the writing will come smoother. If they are not answered you’ll have a harder time writing the book.

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Tip #4: Character development and backstory: Here is where you’ll have to think of what type of character you want your main character to be. Alivia Bell McGala 17 and she lives with her mom out in the country where there are peace and quiet. If you never lived out in the county then you’ll have to get on the website and type in country living.

I grew up in the country till I was 17 in high school and I know what it’s like, so when I added all that to the story I didn’t have to research it. So if you already know then you won’t need to research it. Fishing with grandpa. I never fished in my life so I did do some hard researching on that.

Another way to research is to go visit where your book is taking place. In my situation I couldn’t do that because Salem Massachusets and Traverse City were far away. But if you are writing a book in your own hometown then you have all the resources you need. If my novel had taken place in my hometown and not Traverse City, Michigan then it would have all worked out.

So once you have researched everything on the page then you can start your outline of the story or you can just start writing the novel.

Remember when writing a book that research is important.

Have a nice day and happy writing!

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As an author, you should have a platform so your readers and fans know where to go to buy your books. On my Facebook Fan page, there is a link you can click on that will take you right to the web page to buy my novel The Wish. Showen in the picture below.

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My novel is on Amazon Kindle for $8.99 right now. You’ll get the first 10 pages free to read then if you like it you can buy it.

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If you want a printed signed copy then you’ll have to contact me and I’ll wait for you to send a money order or a check in the mail then I’ll send you a copy of the book. I also do have PayPal if you don’t feel comfortable sending cash or a check in the mail.

Here are a few ideas on how to sell your books as a self-published author like me.

  • Book signings: Book signings are very important as an author. As an author, you want to put yourself out there and meet people and sell your books. I remember when I had my first book signing I was more excited to show off my books than trying to sell it because it was a big dream of mine to get it printed and to hold it in my hands. Doing book signings will increase your platform as an author.
  • Bookstores: Selling your books at the bookstore is also a good way to get your book noticed. You can call bookstores and ask them if they can sell your book.
  • Writer conferences: As a self-published author you would want to go to writer conferences and book cons to meet other authors to see how they sell their books and how they get people to read them. Talking to other self-published authors can help you out a lot so you can get info and be successful just as them.

 

If you have any questions about my books, you can leave a comment down below or you can contact me on my facebook page Ashley Lovell Author.

Have a great day and happy writing!

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What’s the difference between editing and revising your story? Some aspiring writers get confused with these two terms.

  • Edit: Prepare, correct. Cut and assemble or eliminate.
  • Revise: Proofread, rewrite, update and improve.

How to edit your story before revising: There are a lot of different ways you can edit your story. Most writers have their own way of editing. Meaning they will print out their story and get a high lighter or a pen and read each paragraph and circle words or high light a word that they can change to something else. Here is a picture I took of my novel The Wish printed out.

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Here is how I started my editing. In the picture, you can see pen marks where I have crossed out a word and then wrote above it. That’s improving the sentence. Also, you can see all the She and Her words are bolted because I used them too many times. You can also do that or take a high lighter like I have said earlier and high light all the She, Her, Him and His if you have too many in one paragraph. If you have too many words like AND, LY words and AS you can high light those and later when you revise you can go back later and fix them all. If you have misspelled words you can take a red marker and circle them or cross the word out.

How to revise: Once you have edited and completed your whole manuscript now its time to revise and proofread. Meaning you have to go back to Chapter One and start all over. It might sound like hard work, but it will go by fast and what writer wouldn’t want to reread their own work. You’ll have to do it at some point anyway. That’s what I did after I printed The Wish like up above. Then I read each chapter carefully and made sure there were no misspelled words. It took me almost three weeks because I was working on Book 2.

If you write something and don’t want to proofread or edit then you’ll have to hire someone to do it for you or you can just give it to a friend that is willing to do for free or for fun. Your choice.

My tips:

  • Don’t rush or hurry: Just remember you don’t have to hurry to edit then revise. You should always take your time. It’s good for your brain to take a break from time to time. If you rush then you will miss all the mistakes while editing or even revising.
  • Do one chapter at a time. If you want to work on 1 or two chapters a day that’s fine. If you worked long hours and you feel like you don’t want to edit your chapter and you have only the energy to edit just one chapter, that’s totally fine too. If you want to edit 1 chapter a week, that’s okay too. It doesn’t matter how many chapters you edit every day just as long as its getting done, then that’s fine. And if you feel like you have edited and revised only half the book and you take a month off from it then come back, that’s okay too.
  • Prepare yourself: Always have your stuff set up and ready for the next day. if you put everything away then you’ll have to find it all again, but if you like to put everything away and then the next morning get it out, that’s fine. You can leave it on your desk with a pen so its ready to go again for the next day.
  • The perfect spot for you: The perfect spot for you could be outside on your porch or maybe in the backyard. Or maybe even the park. Where ever you feel comfortable to edit and revise is your choice. Or just your sitting on your couch surrounded by your pets is your favorite spot.
  • What to wear: If you are staying home all day and don’t want to get dressed, that’s fine. You don’t have to get dressed, but if you want to then you can. I stay home a lot and I don’t even get dressed halftime if I don’t leave. But I’ve been walking, so I’ve been getting dressed and walking for an hour then I go and visit some friends then head back home with a refreshed mind.
  • Grammarly: I love grammerly. I use to use it a lot before I got my new computer. It’s a website where you can upload a few pages at a time and it will show all the mistakes underlined in red. Its good for editing if you don’t have an editing program on your computer. If you don’t want to edit the old fashion way (Pen and paper) then you should use Grammarly.

That’s it for this blog. I hope this helped and gave you an idea for your editing and revising process.

Just remember to take your time and give yourself a little break from time to time. Refresh your mind.

Hope you have a great day and happy writing!

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As a writer, we all have a writing ritual. And do we stick with it? Yes… No… Maybe… Kindof… Yes and no. We all have that. If you don’t have one then that’s fine. If you get up out of bed and make a cup of coffee then start writing there’s no problem with that. Some writer’s don’t even have a writing ritual. They just go with the flow.

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  • Do you have a writing ritual before you sit down and start typing your story?: For some reason, some writer’s will get up at 7:00a.m. right away and head straight to the refrigerator and grab a can of cat food and feed the cats. Hmmm… sounds familiar… Oh yeah, that’s me. LOL That’s the first thing that I do every single morning. My cats always come first in my apartment. If I feed them first then they are not in my way when I’m trying to get my coffee ready or trying to make my bed. I have tripped over Batman before and about dropped my coffee cup. When I try to make my bed, Batman will run into the room and hide under the bed and he will attack my feet. Once I get them fed then they are out of my way and they are eating in their spot. Then I can start the coffee maker and make my bed while the coffee is brewing.

So is that what you do? Do you have cats like me and have to feed them first before you can write because they will be your ways, meowing and scratching at your leg to feed them. Some writers will take their dog for a walk when they wake up for about an hour to clear their mind. Then they will come back and make coffee or a cup of tea then start their day with writing. Or maybe you want to read first for an hour or two before you write. Reading can refresh your mind and get your creative juices going. That’s what happens to me when I try to read. I’ll read a book and it will get my creative juice flowing and then I want to write my own story. It can be hard for me to read, but if I have already written for the day and I will read I won’t stop and write because I’m burnt out from all that writing.

  • pexels-photo-707582What time of the day do you start writing?: When is the best time for you as a writer to start writing? I’ve read some articles about famous authors and their writing process. For me, I woke up at 7a.m. every morning because if I wake up early and write for the next three hours then I will have the rest of the day to do what I want. After I wake up in the morning and feed the cats, I’ll make a cup of coffee then sit at the computer and work on my book. Like right now I’m working on a middle-grade book series. I have the first two done and I am now working on the third. But right now I have taken a small break from it because I’m stuck and don’t know where to go from there. I have a few ideas juggling around in my head that I would like to give a try and see what happens from there.

Writers will start their writing in the afternoon or some will write after they get home from work and they will close themselves in their office and block themselves out from the real world. Or they will write at the end of the day around 5 p.m. to 7p.m. or they will write till they want to spot. I remember back in 2010 I was 21 years old and I had very young and had a lot of energy and so many ideas that I would write all day and all night till 2 in the morning then go to be and get up at 5 a.m. and start all over again. Now those days have come and gone. I’m now 29 years old and I wake up at 7a.m. and go to bed around 8pm or 9:30pm, maybe 10:00 p.m. if there is something good on Netflix or Hulu then I will stay up late.

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  • Where does your writing ritual take place?: My writing ritual always takes place at my desk. Sometimes if I sit at my desk for too many days at a time in the week I will sit in my rocking chair and write there for a few hours while Batman and Spook sit there staring at me like they want something. Batman will look up at me and meow till I rub his back. Spook will sit on the small coffee table behind my rocking chair and stare at me with her front legs on the arm of my chair. I know what she wants she wants to sit on my lap, but there isn’t any room because my laptop is on my lap.

Does your writing ritual take place on your couch? Maybe that’s where you like to sit most of the time and it feels natural to you. What about the kitchen table or the patio where a little table sits. Or the park or a coffee shop. Maybe the library. You can write anywhere you want. Outside, inside. Even on a boat or on the beach. I’ve seen writers and authors in YouTube videos reading a book or writing on the beach. I haven’t done that yet. I don’t know if I could because I would get distracted by the people and the things they are doing.

So do you have a writing ritual or are you unsure? Have a nice day and happy writing!

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Most people love a good horror story. I do. A LOT.

When it comes to scaring the daylighting out of people and having them leave a light on at night or too scared to get out of bed is a sign that you did your part. I never had that problem when I read a scary book. I guess because that’s all I ever write.

When it comes to writing a scary story what comes to mind first as a writer. Sometimes it will be something that you love to write about or something that scares you.

When I think of a scary story to write I always think black shadows with red glowing eyes and evil demons most of the time because that’s what I love to write about. When I have that thought in my mind, I think what else can I bring into the story. Maybe a haunted mansion on the highway or out in the middle of nowhere. What else do you think a scary story needs?

I think a good way to write a good scary story is to write about your own fears. I have read that in a lot of blogs or heard that from other authors.

Here is my fear list

  • Python’s and Anacondas’s: I ever liked them since my brother uses to tease me with a rubber one as a child. Ever since then I’ve been terrified of them.
  • Burning alive: Large flames scare me. If I were in a house on fire. I would be dead.
  • Drowning: This is my biggest fear because I don’t know how to swim and I would drown. No question about it.
  • Any type of crash: Being killed in a car crash is one of the worst ways to die and I wouldn’t want to die that way.

What do you need to write a good horror story? Here are a few tips of mine.

  • Develop good setting: I think this one is very important. I love setting in a scary book. It brings a lot out in a story. A while back I started reading a book called Asylum by Madeleine Roux.

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I thought it was scary and a good story. The scene when they were in the Asylum was creepy. Here’s the scene I read in chapter 4 page 31.

“Softly, they crept across the empty hall, passing the notices and activities corkboard, the vending machines, and a rickety elevator that was out of service. Fewer lights shined overhead the deeper into the hall they went, and when they reached the old office door they found themselves in almost darkness.”

That brings out the setting in a story.

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Now in my book The Wish Alivia sees the witches house in the woods for the first time. Chapter Three, page 47.

“As she strolled toward the two-story house, she could see it had a chimney, and a matted mess of cobwebs draped around it. There were a few brown plants covered with dead leaves. Vines covered in crunchy leaves trailed up and around the house, including the old roof.”

  • Add the Five senses: In Chapter: One Alivia arrived at Grandpa’s house and this’s what happened.

“At the back of the couch, she froze. Her heart skipped a beat and her face grew warm, the thrashing in her chest grew heavy.”

That is what makes a character feel real. If you were in your characters place how would you react. That’s another way you can bring in the five senses.

  • Add thought: You don’t want to add too much thought when you are in an action scene or in a non-stop scene. Like down below here’s a scene from my novel from Chapter One.

       In the small hallway, she noticed that grandpa’s shoes and jacket weren’t there.

       I know I told him I was coming over. Did he forget? No, he wouldn’t forget me. Grandpa never forgets.

    This is perfect to add thought because there isn’t anything crazy happening. Alivia arrives at your grandpa’s and she doesn’t see his coat or shoes by the door like always. She knows something is wrong.

  • Give your characters challenges and fears: Giving your character a challenge can develop the story. In my novel, Alivia has to stab Geena the Paranormal Researcher, Medium and Psychic to get the flying demons out of her body to save her life. That would be a big challenge, but also a fear that she didn’t want to do.
  • Don’t overwrite: I still have this problem to this day. I get so into what I’m writing that I have so many things happening all at the same time I don’t realize I’m doing it. You don’t have to write big scenes to scare the reader. One sentence or a small paragraph can do the job. Like in my novel on page 80 Chapter Five, my main character Alivia gets the scare of her life. It reads

“A large red muscular arm with scales like a crocodile emerged out from behind a tree. It’s long black claws dug into the bark of the tree, leaving deep indentations.”

I enjoyed writing that scene a lot. That scared me when I reread it. A small scene like that should scare the reader. On the next page, this is what happens next

“For a moment the creature grinned showing its treacherous blood stained razor sharp teeth. There was a row of long black rough spikes going from its forehead and down the back of its head. Her body was paralyzed in fear. Her ears rang and her heartbeat thudded beat after beat. In the background, Lauretta’s voice faded out. Her eyes widened as she gasped for air. Her lips trembled and she couldn’t breathe.”

That’s a good realistic thing for a character to feel when something like that happens. I enjoyed writing that scene as well. When I write something scary like that, that’s when I get into it and start to overwriting. Then I go back and revise it then take out that overwritten stuff that doesn’t need to be there.

  • Dialogue: Dialogue is a conversation between two or three people. In horror scenes, there isn’t much dialogue because you don’t want to take away the excitement that the horror gives. In my novel Alivia, Lauretta and Skeeter are out in the woods where Alivia saw Inga’s house, but when they get there, the house is gone. Then they hear something in the bush. Here’s the dialogue between them

A rustling noise startled them. Alivia stood there motionless.

“What was that?” Skeeter asked.

“I-I don’t know,” Alivia said.

A low snarl from close by alarmed the three of them.

There’s not much dialogue here because the cousins heard soemthing and they’re trying to figure out what it was. You don’t want to add too much talking while scary stuff is happening. Instead of talking you can also bring out some creepy setting too then you won’t have to have the people talking. Little sounds and what they see can bring more horror

Hope this helped or gave you an idea. Happy writing!

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When you are a writer its hard to stay focused on what you are writing about. We all get distracted. That’s all there is to it. It doesn’t matter if you turn your phone off or keep the radio down, your mind still wanders off. It always does and it always will. It’s happened to me before. Sometimes I try to stay focused really hard and it makes it even worse because I’m trying too hard. You don’t want to try too hard because you will overwork your mind and nothing will happen.

All of us writers want to get the story done, but it won’t get done if you don’t TYPE.

There’s an old saying called (A book can’t write itself) And that is true. It can’t unless you snap your fingers and there you go. It’s done.

But sadly it doesn’t work that way. What writer in their mind would want a book to write itself? If that were to happen then you had no input in it. You did nothing. What fun is that? If it was humanly possible for a book to write itself I wouldn’t want it to write themselves because I would want to write them myself. That’s a part of being a writer.

If you are dead serious about writing or becoming an author then you need to put your heart and soul into the work that comes with it. And that means you have to stay focused no matter what.

I get it, you try to type and then you grab your phone and you check your news feed on Facebook or you get up and go into the kitchen to get a snack. Or you play games on your phones. I’ve done all those. I understand its hard.

These are distractions that writers go through every day. And here is how you can overcome them.

  • Stay off your phone: Now this one is probably one of the hardest things to do. It’s not as bad for me to stay off it. I can stay off it for hours at a time if I’m not bored or busy doing something else. If you want to keep your phone nearby that’s fine. You can put it on vibrate just in case if it rings. I do that something myself because I get phone calls from unknown numbers.
  • Stay off the internet: This one can be even hard for me. I’ll be in the middle of writing something and then I’m like I’ll check Facebook and Twitter. I do it a lot. Sometimes I’ll be on the internet so much that I just get off the computer and take a walk then come back refreshed.
    I don’t know if writers have radio’s on when they write. If you want you can leave it on, but if you find it very distracting, you can turn it off or if a loved one has it on, you can leave the room and go outside if the weather is good or you can sit at the picnic table in the backyard. I never found a radio distracting me when I write. I don’t even have a radio. When I’m on Flower deliveries in the passenger seat I type on my phone and the radio doesn’t bother me at all. Now if it was blaring… then we got a problem. I HATE LOUD BLARING RADIO’S!
  • Keep TV off: If you love to watch TV while you write then that’s fine. But if you hate the TV being on and you can’t focus, then keep it off or if your kids are watching TV then you can always go into a different room where there are no TVs or computers. I don’t ever have my TV on in the mornings or the afternoons. I always keep it off. I don’t watch TV at all in the mornings because that’s my time to write and get what I need to do done. I don’t watch TV in the afternoons either. I just can’t. It’s weird. It would be different if I was sick.
  • Take time for yourself: Giving yourself a break can relax the brain and refresh your mind. Go sit outside and feel the breeze, go take a walk around your town, go to the park and just clear your mind of any creativity sneaking around your thoughts. Just have time for yourself when you’re not writing. If I know I have been on the computer for way too long, then I will give myself a break. I’ll close the laptop, leave the apartment and go for a walk or just visit friends.
  • Don’t edit till the very last: This one may not be as hard. I find it hard sometimes not to edit while I’m writing. I do it because I hate to see all the red underlines where I misspelled a word and I hate seeing that. So I’ll finish the sentence I was writing and then I’ll fix all the red underlines, whatever they may be.

These aren’t evil things that you do. They’re just bad habits that are really hard to get out of. I’m still trying to overcome them myself.

it will be hard to stay focused, but at least try. Hope you enjoy this blog post. Have a good day and happy writing!