How You Write

Posted: January 9, 2015 in graffiti living
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You have to write – writers write, right? You learn to write by writing. It’s that simple. Look for opportunities to write – Dorothea Brande’s ‘Becoming a Writer’ is excellent on this. Here is a brief summary of the three main things that she advises:

1. Write Down Your Dreams

Keep a dream journal. Sleep with it. No girlfriend that I’ve ever had has been too keen on the idea of me sleeping with a notebook, so by all means keep it by the bed or under it. But get used to waking up, and going to it with whatever you have. Write down your dreams. Forget about trying to write them accurately, just try to write them as little stories.

2. Wake to Write

Wake up and before you do anything else, write something. Even if it is only for five minutes. Get up early if you have to, but make sure that you do it.

3. Write by Appointment

Set a time during the day when you will write. And no matter what happens, you must make that appointment and write for half an hour. If you’re in a meeting, excuse yourself and write in the toilet, if your with friends, turn one of them round and rest on them whilst you write, whatever. Just make sure that you write when the agreed time comes.

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