Even though it’s cold, rainy and nasty this morning in the “Bayou State”, I feel inspired to write 2 or 3 blog posts. Since I’ve been a member of Medium (December 2019) for a couple of months, I’m still trying to figure out which direction I should go in.
Most of my time is spent reading articles from the Writer’s Shed, Start-up, P.S. I Love You, and Forge.
I’m following about 26 people and a few are following me. But I want to keep things simple here.
Most of my time is spent reading articles by Shaunta Grimes and Tim Denning. Even though I resonate well with both of them, I don’t believe 100% of everything they advise regarding developing successful writing skills. You have to find what works best for you.
So, I take a little something from Shaunta and a little something from Tim and a little something from other wonderful authors of whom I don’t even remember their names.
NOW HERE COMES THE GOOD PART
I’m creating a potpourri hoping to discover my writing path that will be consistent. I want to write every morning when I wake up. Yes, every morning.
Well, let me tell you what I’ve found from other writers. Maybe one of these strategies will help you discover your own path.
One writer wrote that she creates an outline and writes in 5-minute chunks while taking care of her two-year old toddler. At the end of the day, she’s managed to push out a 600-word article.
Another writer likes to go to a busy coffee shop and crank out content on his laptop. Personally, I prefer to write from my desk where it’s quiet.
Two writers stated that they like to write in complete silence, while another writer likes to play nature sound in the background.
How Do You Find Your Creative Flow
First of all, I’m 69 years old and somewhat lonely. Even though I’m around 200 plus adults and children everyday, I still get lonely to a large degree. So, I like to write because writing sparks my imagination and I feel less lonely.
And I know if you’ve read this far into my post, you can relate to how I feel. You are somebody that can feel what I feel and we can relate. Your presence here inspires me to share more of my thoughts, in hopes that you will learn something from me. Or maybe, I will learn something just by writing to you.
It’s true. I write to get to know myself better. Can you understand “my way of thinking?” I hope that you can.
So read on.
How do I find my creative flow? Sometimes, just listening to certain music or feeling the sunshine and rain. But the one post that “clicked with me” was from someone who stops writing when they are excited, with intentions of picking up where they left off later.
I’m practicing on writing only 30 minutes in the early morning hours and stopping at a place where I feel excitement and curiosity. The flow will come more naturally and consistency will evolve on my path…this I believe.
As the days as weeks roll by in 2020, I hope using my above-mentioned strategy, I will push out some interesting posts that readers will be looking forward to reading about. Just like when I always check for new posts written by Tim and Shaunta.
What’s the bottom line?
The point is to read everything on Medium that you can, but come up with your own recipe for writing quality content by being consistent.
Then one day, a lightbulb will come on in your head and you’ll realize that you’ve found your unique writing path. One that works for you!
Thanks for reading.