Sometimes I don’t have time to write. Even five minutes. But with this tip you can make progress on whatever it is you are scribbling without even committing a word to paper or screen!
I’ve found that if even once in a week I engage with the thing I’m writing, whether blog or fiction, things for church or whatever, by reading back a paragraph, having a look at my plans or having a quick wonder on a bus, the rest of the week I will find myself quietly and frequently having ideas pop up out of nowhere.
Which mean that when I come to actually do some writing, it’s much easier! Of course, it helps to note the ideas down as otherwise they may well get forgotten – I carry a tiny notebook, or often will just put notes on my phone.
I always find that I can write things much better after they’ve been swirling around in my head for a few days. Even if I change all the ideas that I had a thousand times!
So there you are! Even if you don’t have time to sit and scribe make contact with your text and you’ll find it easier next time you do!
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