The Write Zone: How a Calm Mind Boosts Your Writing Potential

The same tools that make any writer good, plus a cheerful willingness to suspend belief.

Fred Saberhagen

Effective writing requires a calm mind emotionally, spiritually and intellectually.

A Calm Mind = Writing Success

If you’re struggling to write today, it could be because you have an unresolved issue in your life. This could be as simple as a fight with a co-worker, or as complex as helping a loved one through cancer treatment.

The more complex the personal problem, the harder it is to write creatively and effectively. Share on X

If it’s a temporary or transient issue, deal with it and get it out of your head.

If it’s a longer, more involved issue, take conscious steps to build a creative space for your writing.

Simple things help, too.

Embrace the process of telling yourself your internal story. You may be surprised at what shows up on the page.

Open your favorite notebook and spend 15 minutes free writing. Allow your mind to flow freely onto the page in front of you, without editing it in your mind first.

When you’re finished filling a page or three, read what came out. You’ll discover many clues to deal with the situation.

You might also discover that the simple act of writing your thoughts down on paper frees you from your worries and you’re now free to write.

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