Writing tips for the spatially challenged (like me):
- Clean your desk! You don’t want to be writing the most crucial moment of your magnum opus and have it all ruined by a stray Coke bottle.
- Find an appropriate space for whatever it is you are writing: haiku? Try a Zen garden.
- Vacuum! Yes, I know, it’s his turn to do it. Hell, it’s been his turn for a month now, but neither of you wants to budge on a classic game of roommate chicken. I understand, but there’s nothing worse than trying to write an ode to your sweetheart when a cockroach that’s been feasting on your filthy carpet tries to walk up your leg.
- Don’t write on your bed. It feels cozy, doesn’t it? You’ve got your covers wrapped around your legs; the hum of your laptop plays nicely with the staccato, gentle drumming of the rain outside on your window; the hot cocoa in your favorite mug feels warm and you could swear that you’ve just read that line a minute ago you could swear that you’ve just read that line a minute ago you’ve just read that line – EXACTLY!
- Keep water handy. Keeping your brain wet is the second best way to remain in your creative mental space.
- Keeping your brain rested is the best way to remain in your creative – oh, you know.
- Take care of your writing tools (laptop, desktop, typewriter, etc.) and they will take care of you.
Posted by Paul Yim