Going on Holiday

Henry James By Henry James, 20th Jul 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Writing>Tips

After a break it's very difficult to get back into the swing of writing. Here are a few of my thoughts about it.

I've been away

It is nice to have a break from the hurley burley of work. To unplug from the internet and all its machinations.

However, it is very annoying because you break out of a routine.

I remember from youth sports training, we were told that every day we missed, we had to train for two days to return to our previous level of fitness. I wonder if the same can be said of writing?

I will be the first to point out this article is a warmup piece and below average standard. Written stretching perhaps.

However, I think we should try and produce articles, even when it is hard. The professional writer is an scribe for hire, not merely and ‘artiste’ who lounges around for many days, then writes down a few lines of choice couplets.

We also are prone to writers block. There will be a time when writing down anything is difficult. The brain does need a break. This is why breaks are so important. Without a some kind of holiday, your words and thoughts will become stale and without meaning. I think I’m going to come back from this break with a better attitude and more articles to write. I’m back!


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Everything and Nothing. Writing whatever catches my fancy.

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