Writing Tips for the Spatially Challenged (like me)

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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

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