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4 ways to focus on your writing

If you want to write well you have to focus. Here are some tips to keep your writing in focus, hope they help you.

Daily schedule

Firstly you need to stick to a daily schedule and create one that suits your needs. For example start writing in the morning every day if you can for about three hours. Then write for two hours around lunchtime. Write for an hour before you go to bed every night. You can even write on your lunch break and write for a few hours on Saturdays and Sundays. It doesn’t matter when you write or what sort of schedule you keep as long as you write on a regular basis and stick to it.

Return to your schedule

It is very important to return to your schedule when you have had time away. Sometimes it can be impossible to stick to your schedule as you can be very busy or other things in life need attention too. These things happen in life so there is no need to worry; just get back on track as soon as you can and start keeping to your schedule again.

Feelings and thoughts

When writing you must recognise your feelings and thoughts for what they are. Some days you might not feel inspired or feel creative. The thoughts of writing may feel a little overwhelming or you may dread it. You may think that your writing isn’t good enough or that you will never get to finish it. Sometimes you may not be able to think of anything to write and you might get anxious and worried. But what you must remember is that you are not your thoughts and feelings. So let these thoughts come and go, take them on board but don’t pay any heed to them. Sit down with your thoughts and feelings and write for 10 or 15 minutes and when you get going these bad thoughts and feelings will go away.


Learning to keep focused on your writing doesn’t happen automatically, it requires learning and practice to do so. If you make a schedule and can’t stick to it, no need to worry, try another one that works for you. If you have not written for a while you might feel a little discouraged. But pick yourself up again and get on with it. Force yourself to sit and write for even a few minutes and you won’t be long getting back into the swing of it again. It’s all about practice.

Sticking to a schedule is half the battle but also to get back into that schedule when you have strayed away from it is another battle that you will win. Remember to ignore the negative thoughts and feelings. Happy writing!

Answering readers’ Questions

Even though I am a fictional writer I get asked some of the oddest questions by my readers, everything from my inspiration for some of my articles down to suggestions for taking care of their pets. I must have given away a little too much information in my books, or my readers confuse some of my characters with my real life. So today I’ve decided to have some fun and reply to some of the questions that have been asked of me. I haven’t mentioned any names, but maybe sometimes a location. Hopefully your questions have been answered and if not, I do apologise but I picked these at random and in no particular order. Deepening on how this goes I may be obligated to write a second one in the future. I hope you enjoy the article.

Where did I find my early inspiration?

When I was younger my parents introduced me to a host of books and authors at exactly the right age. I developed what I like to call the Matilda complex. I read dozens of books a year as I grew up. From this was both my inspiration and motivation as I wanted to create these incredible worlds that my favourite authors did and entertain kids just like me as much as they did. I remember thinking of how smart you must be to create an entire fantasy world. Then one day I began to do the same and I realised it’s not the difficult part, but writing it is, as you explore this new world more and more.

How to maintain a clean work space:

As a write, it is a pretty difficult task to do, I have books and papers strewn around my house. I constantly lose drafts and discover them weeks later. By then I’ve already moved on to a new project, sometimes its fun, but often times it is a huge pain which I have to overcome every few weeks by giving the house a good once over. Though I have a friend who uses livermore janitorial cleaning for her office space, I prefer to do it myself. She swears that if it is more than a home, then get in the professionals, the time and cost are easily saved by the work that these people put in the cleaning you work space for you. I am no expert but with how often I have to clean my own home I am very tempted to bring in the professionals myself.

questions and answers

Is it easy to write?

Yes and no. It took me a long time to develop my voice and my own style of writing. For years I thought I was being unique and individual, then I noticed how similar my work and many other writers was. We just read so much of each other we mimed each other’s work and it led to people not seeing any difference. When I developed my own voice, then it became much easier for me.

I hoped you like reading some of my replies to your questions.