A list of things that really irritate a writer:-
1. The Big Fat Writers Block
Depressing…utterly depressing! No matter how great a writer is, he/ she will definitely face a sweating time overcoming the “Writers Block”. The pen won’t write anything, helplessly your mind goes blank and that blinking cursor keeps cursing you. So when you know, no matter how hard you try, you won’t be able to write a word, try to:
- Dance, watch great flicks, read ( books, magazines anything that gets my mind running)
- Explore some awesome images, visual art, cartoons and caricatures.
- If you have affinity for colors, checking their variations.
- Stare into empty sky or try making shapes out of clouds.
- Do nothing at all (Perfect Bliss)
- Go into nature.
2. Awesome Thought Just Vanished into Thin Air
This gives the feeling of being a genius for split second. Somehow this happens more often. You have this amazing idea to work on. You rely on your memory and don’t pen it down. You go to your study, only to find that it been scraped from the memory, even the last signs of the idea. Nothing, but thin air knows what it was.
Folks, you need to grasp two things about these random ‘ideas’:-
- One, they are really brilliant and distill out of your pure creative juices.
- Two, they are volatile and seem to evaporate really quickly.
For that matter, your mentor (if any) will always stress, on the fact that a writer without a pen is no writer at all. Just ink your thoughts somewhere whenever and whatever they might be. In fact make it a habit. Don’t postpone -do it that very second.
3. Futile Search for Right Word
It is great if you have the talent to say many things in few words, the art of precise and pithy writing. It is a real talent and is often cultivated through creative flair, vocabulary backing and consistent effort.
4. To Be, or Not To Be
Most of us, in an attempt to innovate a super creative work of words, often pace for the most intelligent start. But greater the writer, the simpler he or she tries to get for readers sake. You’ll find some write-ups to be “chocolaty-sweet”. Gulping on those words is neither difficult, nor taxing on your understanding.
One more thing needs to be added to the above list. Cutting, deleting, striking off or backspacing, try editing your write up the best way. Not all come out perfect in the first go. You need to think, rethink, edit and proof read constantly. It is a good writing practice, stick by it.
5. Just Cant Stop Writing
Many sprints of thoughts and ideas flash when a writer is thought immersed. Novice writers, try to pick a lead from all those random thoughts. This actually leads an uncontrollable feeling to just writing everything. The write up then is too sloppy, lacks precision and most of the content is not really required.
While more chiseled and composed writers know how to bridle their thoughts. They harness their thoughts and mold them with best perspective to a given requirement. That’s achievable by:
- Learning from mistakes
- Understanding different writing styles
- Learning whole heartedly from criticism as well
- Don’t be an avid reader, but a voracious reader, because – “Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.”