How To Get In (And Stay In) The Writer’s Mentality…

And yet another great piece for me to steal (reblog) today…as I commented to JE, however, I worry about editing while getting into the creative spirit as I think those are opposite brain functions (constructing vs deconstructing), but that’s just me…different (pen) strokes for different folks.

J.E. Tankersley

If you think about a professional athlete, they always have some sort of method to getting ready for their game or event. They stretch, they run a bit, they warm up, etc. They may even play a practice game before they go out for the real one. Do you think a professional boxer is just sitting in a McDonalds, eatin’ a hamburger, and then gets up and walks over to the stadium, tosses on the gloves, and says, “Alright. Let’s do it”? Probably not. Whatever it is, they do something to get into the mindset that they need to be in. Right?

Well, writing is the same way. You can’t, or at least shouldn’t, just be going about your day, decide to write, pop open the old laptop, and pick up your chapter where you left off. Now why is that Mr. Tankersley? Good question, my inquisitive and handsome reader!…

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