Friday, July 25, 2014
Writing and Thinking... like a Writer!
Write and Think. Think and Write. Of course, it is very easy to think, you’d say. Thinking of anything in the world. But now, the question is thinking like a writer. A writer’s thoughts could be slightly different. Of course, it is another thing, that every person’s thoughts are different from the other’s.
Let’s give it a go… I have found that writing reviews can be helpful for this. Not only can we find out a little more about the plot, and put it all together in the review format. We can do this by also critically giving it a deeper thought, giving it our own view and letting it flow. But, that’s me. What about you?
How do we do this? By simply paying attention. We need to pay attention to what is going in around us, to what people are saying and doing. When we sit down to write what just happened, we notice a lot of different things about it. What happened, why it happened, where did it happen, how and when? You can know this by simple paying attention.
How can you do it differently, if you were put into the other person’s place? Would it be different, why and how? Once you challenge the other person’s thought process you discover a whole new way to it.
Now, coming to the process. Firstly, write. Write anything. You like to comment? Then do that, offer an opinion, and you have written. Do not over think it. Just do it.
Daydream. You are better at it, when you think about it. It could be good or bad. If it is, you can always edit it!
Write about anything in your day. For about 20 minutes. That’s it. It’s not so hard now, is it? And whatever you do, do not edit. I know of one comment, I wrote, but I ended up editing it even before I wrote it and forgot the point I was trying to make in the first place.
One advantage is, you can always edit what you think, when you write it down.
Remember to take a journey while thinking. What have you got to lose? Think of everything around you. Just look up, think about what you are looking at, what you can see, hear, and feel? Think of the whys and hows of it.
Write for yourself, and quit worrying about it and have the confidence to do it. Then you can think of it, once you have a full page. :)