It feels pretty stupid reading your drafts aloud, doesn’t it? What will people think? You’re a big head; you like the sound of your own voice and words?
And that’s the point of it all. Listening to the flow of your masterpiece… assuming it does flow and doesn’t jerk along. Are there any missing words, that we all mentally drop in, as we type, but fail to actually type? Is it comfortable to read; even if you do feel daft? Do you actually like the sound of what you have written?
Fail to read your drafts aloud… at your peril.
Although it may be a good idea to save your draft readings for the comfort of your own, private space. The local tea rooms/library may not appreciate your great words of wisdom!
There are so many beautiful words to choose from here… um….gambol… I think. I feel like having a gambol in the spring meadows!
For those moments of doubt for us more mature would-be authors… you’re never too old to be an author. Take a look at these folk.
Finally, something I found about mind mapping. This appeals to me as it combines writing with drawing. As I understand it, it’s key to utilise your colours in a logical order. Me LOGICAL?
So, some inspiration for us, to assist us in getting that blog post/article/book put together today.
- Collect your writer’s tools about you.
- Select your beautiful words
- Don’t let ridiculous thoughts of your age stop you… it’s a number; that’s all!
- Get those ideas mind mapped. This also satisfies the arty farty/doodle type person. [I don’t do maths, lists and graphs. Give it to me in a picture!]
How about you?
- Just how do you get your writing act together?
- Do you plan?
- Just go for it?
- Mind map?
- Do you have any favourite words?
Thanks for dropping by and have a great Monday. Here, it is public holiday and the sun has finally come out. That’s a definite gambol in the meadows, coming up.
Until the next time.